[ ahr-mi-jer ]
/ ˈɑr mɪ dʒər /


a person entitled to armorial bearings.
an armorbearer to a knight; a squire.

Origin of armiger

1755–65; < Medieval Latin: squire, Latin: armorbearer (noun), armorbearing (adj.), equivalent to armi- (combining form of arma arm2) + -ger bearing, base of gerere to carry, wear

Related forms

ar·mig·er·al [ahr-mij-er-uh l] /ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for armiger


/ (ˈɑːmɪdʒə) /


a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman
a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight

Derived Forms

armigerous (ɑːˈmɪdʒərəs), adjective

Word Origin for armiger

C16: from Medieval Latin: squire, from Latin: armour-bearer, from arma arms + gerere to carry, bear
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