arms of pretension

: arms of a sovereignty or other rank that are assumed to denote a claim to a realm or rank by one not in possession of it (such as the fleurs-de-lis of France borne on the shield of England from 1340 to 1801)

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“Arms of pretension.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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