officer of arms

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of officer of arms was in the 15th century

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“Officer of arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/officer%20of%20arms. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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