heraldry

[ her-uh l-dree ]
/ ˈhɛr əl dri /

noun, plural her·ald·ries.

Origin of heraldry

1350–1400; Middle English. See herald, -ry

Related forms

her·ald·ist, noun
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heraldry

/ (ˈhɛrəldrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the occupation or study concerned with the classification of armorial bearings, the allocation of rights to bear arms, the tracing of genealogies, etc
the duties and pursuit of a herald
armorial bearings, insignia, devices, etc
heraldic symbols or symbolism
the show and ceremony of heraldry

Derived Forms

heraldist, noun
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