king of arms

noun phrase

Definition of king of arms

: an officer of arms of the highest rank

First Known Use of king of arms

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“King of arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20of%20arms. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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