arms of pretension

Definition of arms of pretension

heraldry
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arms%20of%20pretension. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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