armorial

[ahr-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr-]
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adjective

of or relating to heraldry or heraldic bearings.
bearing a coat or coats of arms: a set of armorial china.

noun

a book containing heraldic bearings and devices.

Nearby words

  1. armored heart,
  2. armored personnel carrier,
  3. armored rope,
  4. armored scale,
  5. armorer,
  6. armorica,
  7. armorican,
  8. armorist,
  9. armorize,
  10. armory

Origin of armorial

First recorded in 1570–80; armory + -al1

Related formsun·ar·mo·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for armorial

armorial

adjective

of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms

noun

a book of coats of arms
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Word Origin and History for armorial

armorial

adj.

1570s, from armory + -al (1).

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