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heraldry

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noun her·ald·ry \ˈher-əl-drē, ˈhe-rəl-\

Simple Definition of heraldry

  • : the activity of creating or studying coats of arms and of tracing and recording family histories

Full Definition of heraldry

plural her·ald·ries

  1. 1 :  the practice of devising, blazoning, and granting armorial insignia and of tracing and recording genealogies

  2. 2 :  an armorial ensign; broadly :  insignia

  3. 3 :  pageantry

1572

First Known Use of heraldry

1572



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