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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heraldry

plural

heraldries

  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


HERALDRY Defined for Kids

heraldry

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noun her·ald·ry \ˈher-əl-drē\

Definition of heraldry for Students

  1. :  the art or science of tracing and recording family history and creating coats of arms




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