[ king-uhv-ahrmz ]
/ ˈkɪŋ əvˈɑrmz /
noun, plural kings-of-arms.
a title of certain of the principal heralds of England and certain other kingdoms empowered by their sovereigns to grant armorial bearings.
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Example sentences from the Web for king-of-arms
Lyon is also king-of-arms for the national order of the Thistle.
British Dictionary definitions for king-of-arms
noun plural kings-of-arms
the highest rank of heraldic officer, itself divided into the ranks of Garter, Clarenceaux, and Norroy and Ulster. In Scotland the first is Lyon
a person holding this rank
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