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armiger

[ ahr-mi-jer ]
/ ˈɑr mɪ dʒər /
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noun

a person entitled to armorial bearings.
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 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
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British Dictionary definitions for armiger

armiger
/ (ˈɑːmɪdʒə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of armiger

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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