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 armigeral (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of armiger

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for armiger

Medieval Latin, from Latin, armor-bearer, from armiger bearing arms, from arma arms + gerere to carry

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“Armiger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armiger. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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