Lyon King of Arms

noun

Ly·​on King of Arms
ˈlīən-
variants or less commonly Lyon
plural Lyon Kings of Arms also Lyons
: the chief officer of arms in Scotland who sits as judge in Lyon Court, grants patents of arms, supervises the Scottish heralds and pursuivants in the preparation and conduct of state, public, and royal ceremonial, and is also controller of the royal messengers-at-arms

Word History

Etymology

lyon, obsolete variant of lion

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“Lyon King of Arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lyon%20King%20of%20Arms. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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