officer of arms

noun phrase

Definition of officer of arms

: any of the officers (such as king of arms, herald, or pursuivant) of a monarch or government responsible for devising and granting armorial bearings

First Known Use of officer of arms

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Officer of arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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