from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bearer of armor for a knight; a squire.
- n. A person entitled to bear heraldic arms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person entitled to bear a coat of arms.
- n. A squire carrying the armour of a knight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, an armor bearer, as of a knight, an esquire who bore his shield and rendered other services. In later use, one next in degree to a knight, and entitled to armorial bearings. The term is now superseded by esquire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An armor-bearer to a knight; a squire; the second in rank of the aspirants to chivalry or knighthood.
- n. One who has a right to armorial bearings: formerly used after the proper name by a person possessing such right, but no higher title: thus, “John Bolton, armiger,” is nearly equivalent to “John Bolton, gentleman.” In Shakspere, armigero.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a squire carrying the armor of a knight
- n. a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
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