noun, plural her·ald·ries.
Examples from the Web for heraldry
Various stitches and methods specially lend themselves to the expression of heraldry.Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving|Grace Christie
Those on the west (left) were deprived of their heraldry and portraits in 1785.Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry|Frederic W. Woodhouse
The first law of heraldry was to wear the heart upon the sleeve.
The insect which is most usually met with in heraldry is undoubtedly the Bee.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Seals are held in the highest estimation as reliable contemporary authorities in English heraldry, costume, armour, etc.A Handbook of Pictorial History|Henry W. Donald
British Dictionary definitions for heraldry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for heraldry
"art of arms and armorial bearings," late 14c., heraldy, from Old French hiraudie "heralds collectively," from hiraut (see herald (n.)). The spelling with -r- is attested from 1570s (cf. poetry, pedantry).