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king-of-arms

[ king-uhv-ahrmz ]
/ ˈkɪŋ əvˈɑrmz /
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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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Origin of king-of-arms

First recorded in 1400–50, king-of-arms is from late Middle English king of armes. See king, arm2
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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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