Definition of Heraldry

1. Noun. The study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies.




2. Noun. Emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms.
Examples of category: Annulet, Roundel
Specialized synonyms: Armorial Bearing, Bearing, Charge, Heraldic Bearing, Arms, Blazon, Blazonry, Coat Of Arms
Generic synonyms: Emblem

Definition of Heraldry

1. n. The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.

Definition of Heraldry

1. Noun. The profession or art of devising, granting and blazoning coats of arms, tracing genealogies and ruling on questions of protocol or rank ¹

2. Noun. An armorial ensign along with its history and description ¹

3. Noun. Pageantry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heraldry

1. the art or science of armorial bearings [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heraldry

her
her indoors
heracline
herald
herald patch
heralded
heraldic
heraldic bearing
heraldically
heralding
heraldist
heraldists
heraldric
heraldries
heraldry (current term)
heralds
heraldship
heraldships
herapathite
herapathites
heraud
herauds
herb
herb-woman
herb Christopher
herb Paris
herb bennet
herb doctor
herb garden

Literary usage of Heraldry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1920)
"... the REGISTER. he Report of the COMMITTEE ON heraldry, by Robert Dickson Weston, AB, Chairman: The Committee on heraldry has little to report. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"d the white horse of Saxony, which still remains carved upon the chalk downs of western England.1 heraldry, however, is a purely feudal institution, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1795)
"heraldry, in a word, not only has been but muft continue to be of great life in England, ... and maintain heraldry, as we would be ready to pronounce it ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1910)
"AWB Eve (George W.) Decorative heraldry, a practical handbook of its ... AWE heraldry as art. An account of its development and practice chiefly in England. ..."

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