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king′ of arms′(n.)(pl.)kings of arms.

  1. the highest ranking officer of arms of a government.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of king of arms:

1400–50

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  1. King of Arms

    King of Arms is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions, only a king of arms has the authority to grant armorial bearings. In other traditions, the power has been delegated to other officers of similar rank.

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