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British Dictionary definitions for earl marshal

Earl Marshal

noun
  1. an officer of the English peerage who presides over the College of Heralds and organizes royal processions and other important ceremonies
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Examples from the Web for earl marshal

Historical Examples

  • There was also an earl-marshal of Scotland, the office being hereditary in the Keith family until 1716, when it was abolished.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

    Various

  • It was a fearful joy, and cost the host more anxious preparation than a state funeral brings to Earl-marshal.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • Even the far more generally accepted "courtesy" practice of bearing coronets is expressly forbidden by an Earl-Marshal's Warrant.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies