officer of arms


noun

an officer with the duties of a herald, especially one charged with the devising, granting, or confirming of armorial bearings.

Nearby words

  1. office seeker,
  2. office-block ballot,
  3. office-holder,
  4. officeholder,
  5. officer,
  6. officer of the day,
  7. officer of the deck,
  8. officer of the guard,
  9. officer of the watch,
  10. official

Origin of officer of arms

First recorded in 1490–1500

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British Dictionary definitions for officer of arms

officer of arms

noun

heraldry a pursuivant or herald
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