heraldry definition

  • noun:
    • The profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning hands, tracing genealogies, and deciding and ruling on concerns of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of hands.
    • A branch of knowledge coping with the real history and description in proper regards to armorial bearings and their particular accessories.
    • Armorial ensigns or comparable insignia.
    • Pomp and service, specially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.
    • The career or art of devising, giving and blazoning coats of hands, tracing genealogies and ruling on concerns of protocol or rank
    • An armorial ensign along side its record and description
    • Pageantry
    • The art or workplace of a herald; the art, training, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning hands or ensigns armorial; additionally, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and general public ceremonies.
    • A coat of hands or some other heraldic product or number of heraldic signs.
    • work or duty of a herald; especially, the art and technology of genealogy and precedence; the science of honorary distinctions, and particularly of armorial bearings.
    • A heraldic emblazonment; a coat of hands.
    • Heraldic symbolism.
    • Pomp; service.
    • emblem indicating the right of someone to bear arms
    • the research and category of armorial bearings therefore the tracing of genealogies

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