[ ahr-mi-jer ]

  1. a person entitled to armorial bearings.

  2. 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 armaarm2) + -ger bearing, base of gerere to carry, wear

Other words from armiger

  • ar·mig·er·al [ahr-mij-er-uhl], /ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əl/, adjective

Words Nearby armiger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use armiger in a sentence

  • Joyce, and Mr. armiger, and my father and mother with me, where they stand till I was weary of their company and so away.

  • Back to Mrs. Turner's, where several friends, all strangers to me but Mr. armiger, dined.

  • Julia armiger sent me word just now that she had an extra ticket for the last Ambrose concert.

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  • The name kept the title after it—armiger—though the man himself had long departed to a life with other distinctions.

  • At noon comes my brother Tom and Mr. armiger to dine with me, and did, and we were very merry.

British Dictionary definitions for armiger


/ (ˈɑːmɪdʒə) /

  1. a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman

  2. a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight

Origin of armiger

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

Derived forms of armiger

  • armigerous (ɑːˈmɪdʒərəs), adjective

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