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[ he-ral-dik, huh- ]
/ hɛˈræl dɪk, hə- /


of, relating to, or characteristic of heralds or heraldry: heraldic form; heraldic images; heraldic history; a heraldic device.

Nearby words

heraclius, herakleion, herald, herald moth, herald's trick, heraldic, heraldry, heralds' college, heralds' office, herat, herb

Origin of heraldic

First recorded in 1765–75; herald + -ic
Related formshe·ral·di·cal·ly, adverbun·he·ral·dic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for heraldically


/ (hɛˈrældɪk) /


of or relating to heraldry
of or relating to heralds
Derived Formsheraldically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for heraldically



1772, on model of French héraldique (15c.), from Medieval Latin heraldus (see herald).

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