earl marshal

noun

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

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 28 Nov. 2020.

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