from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning arms, tracing genealogies, and determining and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms.
- n. A branch of knowledge dealing with the history and description in proper terms of armorial bearings and their accessories.
- n. Armorial ensigns or similar insignia.
- n. Pomp and ceremony, especially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The profession or art of devising, granting and blazoning coats of arms, tracing genealogies and ruling on questions of protocol or rank
- n. An armorial ensign along with its history and description
- n. Pageantry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.
- n. A coat of arms or some other heraldic device or collection of heraldic symbols.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or duty of a herald; specifically, the art and science of genealogy and precedence; the science of honorary distinctions, and especially of armorial bearings.
- n. A heraldic emblazonment; a coat of arms.
- n. Heraldic symbolism.
- n. Pomp; ceremony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
- n. the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
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