messenger-at-arms

noun
messengers-at-arms

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: an officer appointed by the Lyon king of arms and charged with executing summonses and warrants

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“Messenger-at-arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/messenger-at-arms. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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