earl marshal


Definition of earl marshal

: an officer of state in England serving chiefly as a royal attendant on ceremonial occasions, as marshal of state processions, and as head of the College of Arms

Examples of earl marshal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides the rosary, thieves also lifted a set of coronation cups given by Mary to the then-earl marshal, a member of the Howard family. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of earl marshal

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Earl marshal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earl%20marshal. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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