heraldic

adjective

he·​ral·​dic he-ˈral-dik How to pronounce heraldic (audio)
hə-
: of or relating to heralds or heraldry
heraldically adverb

Examples of heraldic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Architecture and design details include antique floor coverings, marble embellishments, clay floors, box ceilings, and ancient heraldic bricks. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2023 Watch for the new badge — which frees Buick’s three heraldic shields from the chrome band that used to encircle them on upcoming Buicks. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2023 Based in Munich and named after the heraldic lions that adorn the Bavarian coat of arms, Leonine has taken its place among the city’s other high-profile players, Constantin and Beta Film, whose own legacies may have planted the seeds of Kogel’s venture. Ed Meza, Variety, 11 May 2023 Other items from the coronation, including heraldic garb and ceremonial scepters, are also on display. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 26 May 2023 The previously rather staid décor was refreshed by design studio ArchFlorence in a style that exudes Tuscan heraldic class but is also bright and contemporary (the capacious spa, housed in the former olive mill, is a particular delight). Lee Marshall, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2023 The Tonale’s badging, though, is all Alfa, combining centuries old heraldic symbolism with a shout-out to the brand’s electric future. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2023 In 2016, Harvard Law School voted to stop using the heraldic shield of the Royall family because Isaac Royall Jr., a major 18th-century donor to the college, had derived his wealth from slavery. Ed O’Loughlin, New York Times, 8 May 2023 Buckingham Palace mailed invitations — featuring a heraldic design on heavy card stock — to guests on a list compiled in coordination with British civil servants. Mary Jordan, Washington Post, 1 May 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French héraldique, from Medieval Latin heraldus "herald" (Latinization of Middle French hiraud, heraud, Old French hirauz, hiraut) + French -ique -ic entry 1, herald entry 1

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heraldic was in 1772

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“Heraldic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heraldic. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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heraldic

adjective
he·​ral·​dic he-ˈral-dik How to pronounce heraldic (audio)
hə-
: of or relating to heralds or heraldry
heraldically adverb

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