Earl Marshal


noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for earl marshal

  • Even the far more generally accepted "courtesy" practice of bearing coronets is expressly forbidden by an Earl-Marshal's Warrant.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • There was also an earl-marshal of Scotland, the office being hereditary in the Keith family until 1716, when it was abolished.

  • It was a fearful joy, and cost the host more anxious preparation than a state funeral brings to Earl-marshal.

    The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner