Lyon Court

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Definition of Lyon Court

: a lawcourt and administrative office in Scotland that is headed by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, has jurisdiction over the bearing and display of armorial ensigns, and maintains the public registers of Scottish armorial bearings and genealogies

called also Court of the Lord Lyon

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History and Etymology for Lyon Court

lyon, obsolete variant of lion

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“Lyon Court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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