- a person entitled to armorial bearings.
- an armorbearer to a knight; a squire.
Origin of armiger
1755–65;Related formsar·mig·er·al [ahr-mij-er-uh l] /ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əl/, adjective
< Medieval Latin:
armorbearer (noun), armorbearing (adj.), equivalent to armi-
(combining form of arma arm2
) + -ger
bearing, base of gerere
to carry, wear
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for armiger
Historical Examples of armiger
Armiger will find a letter addressed to him at the Publisher's.
Glennard turned to the bell, but Mrs. Armiger pursued him with her lovely amazement.
Mrs. Armiger met him more than half-way on a torrent of self-accusal.
Armiger says there has been some increase of the sales, which I can attribute to my story if I have the cheek.
Armiger asked me if I had ever heard anything more from that girl.
British Dictionary definitions for armiger
Derived Formsarmigerous (ɑːˈmɪdʒərəs), adjective
- a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman
- a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight
Word Origin for armiger
C16: from Medieval Latin: squire, from Latin: armour-bearer, from arma arms + gerere to carry, bear
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