from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Arrangement in a group, as in statuary or in a picture; grouping. Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Arrangement in a group or in groups; grouping.
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- noun Arrangement in a
groupor in groups; grouping.
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The association of “Arms” with Names, Dignities, and Estates would necessarily require, at an early period in the history of Heraldry, the establishment of some regular and recognised system for the combination and aggroupment of various distinct coats and insignia, whenever a single individual became the representative of more than one family, or was the hereditary possessor of several dignities and properties.
A very good example of the aggroupment of Shields upon a Seal, under conditions differing from those that now have been illustrated,
Secondly, the aggroupment of two or more distinct Coats to form a single heraldic composition, the Shields being still kept distinct from one another: and,
_ The disposition of more than one distinct coat of arms upon a shield, so forming a single composition; or the aggroupment of two or more distinct shields, so as to form a single composition; also the association of such accessories as the helm, mantling, crest, &c., and of knightly and other insignia with a shield of arms, thus again forming a single heraldic composition.
The aggroupment of various armorial ensigns upon a Seal, without the presence of any effigy, is exemplified in the characteristic Seal of