See also praise.apotheosis any kind of honoring or glorification of a person. See also god and gods. blazonry 1. the art of depicting or describing heraldic regalia. 2. coats of arms or other heraldic emblems. See also ornamentation. emblazonry heraldic display or decoration; emblazoning. See also ornamentation. emblematist a person who makes or designs emblems, as for heraldic display or other purposes. emblematology the study of the meaning of emblems. —emblematologist, n. heraldry 1. the art of pictorial representation of genealogy, as through coats of arms, crests, etc. 2. the science of genealogy with special reference to aristocratic lineage. —herald, n. —heraldic, adj. laureate a person who has been crowned with a laurel as a mark of distinc-tion, as a poet or scholar. —laureate, adj. medalist a person who wins a medal in a sport, game, performance, etc. See also engraving.