arms of alliance

Definition of arms of alliance

1 heraldry : arms taken up by the issue of heiresses to show their maternal descent
2 heraldry : arms acquired by marriage

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“Arms of alliance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arms%20of%20alliance. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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