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armiger

[ahr-mi-jer]
noun
  1. a person entitled to armorial bearings.
  2. an armorbearer to a knight; a squire.
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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 formsar·mig·er·al [ahr-mij-er-uh l] /ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əl/, adjective
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Historical Examples of armiger

  • Armiger will find a letter addressed to him at the Publisher's.

    Notes and Queries, Number 52, October 26, 1850

    Various

  • Glennard turned to the bell, but Mrs. Armiger pursued him with her lovely amazement.

    The Touchstone

    Edith Wharton

  • Mrs. Armiger met him more than half-way on a torrent of self-accusal.

    The Touchstone

    Edith Wharton

  • Armiger says there has been some increase of the sales, which I can attribute to my story if I have the cheek.

    Fennel and Rue

    William Dean Howells

  • Armiger asked me if I had ever heard anything more from that girl.

    Fennel and Rue

    William Dean Howells


British Dictionary definitions for armiger

armiger

noun
  1. a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman
  2. a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight
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Derived Formsarmigerous (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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