earl marshal

noun

: 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 By command of the king, the earl marshal is directed to invite Madame Nicki Minaj to be present at the Abbey Church of Westminster on the 6th day of May, 2023. Vulture, 4 May 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earl marshal was in the 14th century

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“Earl marshal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earl%20marshal. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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