armiger

noun
ar·​mi·​ger | \ ˈär-mi-jər How to pronounce armiger (audio) \

Definition of armiger

1 : squire
2 : one entitled to bear heraldic arms

Other Words from armiger

armigeral \ är-​ˈmi-​jə-​rəl How to pronounce armiger (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of armiger

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for armiger

borrowed from Latin, "armor bearer, squire" (Medieval Latin also "person entitled to bear heraldic arms"), noun derivative of armiger, adjective, "bearing arms, armed," from arma "implements of war, weapons, equipment" + -i- -i- + -ger, agentive derivative from the base of gerere "to carry, bear" — more at arm entry 3, jest entry 1

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“Armiger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armiger. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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