king-of-arms


noun, plural kings-of-arms.

  1. a title of certain of the principal heralds of England and certain other kingdoms empowered by their sovereigns to grant armorial bearings.

noun plural kings-of-arms

  1. the highest rank of heraldic officer, itself divided into the ranks of Garter, Clarenceaux, and Norroy and Ulster. In Scotland the first is Lyon
  2. a person holding this rank

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