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- n. A hereditary royal officeholder and chivalric title under the sovereign of the United Kingdom, responsible for state funerals and coronations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under his jurisdiction, and he is still the head of the herald's office or college of arms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
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But search out Duke Tanaby and the earl marshal and bid them join us.”
The announcement that my Heart Companions and I would go to Beorbrook Hold to help the earl marshal repel incursions over Great Pass is only a ruse.
“Over Breakneck?” the earl marshal exclaimed in disbelief.
As the twisted fragments were being dragged aside by horsemen, the earl marshal himself rode up to the prince, followed closely by his son Count Elktor and the alchymist Vra-Doman Carmorton.
The earl marshal tossed off the remainder of his wine, and his son Olvan hastened to bring more, then served the few others who lifted their cups with all that was left in the last bottle.
None of these council attendees, not even Duke Tanaby or the earl marshal himself, knows that the Edict of Sovereignty was as much your idea as mine.
Young Elktor assisted the adept, while Conrig and the earl marshal exchanged glances.