an officer of the English peerage who presides over the College of Heralds and organizes royal processions and other important ceremonies
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How to use Earl Marshal in a sentence
In 1672 he became lord-lieutenant of Durham, and in 1673 deputy Earl Marshal.
The duke had his seat under a canopy of state, and beneath him sat the Earl of Surrey as deputy earl-marshal.Windsor Castle | William Harrison Ainsworth
When the Earl Marshal alone presided, it was a court of honour deciding as to precedence, coats of arms, &c.
Craw'ford (Lindsay, earl of), the young earl-marshal of Scotland.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The escutcheon may be placed in front of the crosiers of a bishop, the batons of the Earl Marshal, or similar ornaments.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies