What does heraldry mean?

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ˈhɛr əl driher·ald·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heraldrynoun

    the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

  2. heraldrynoun

    emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms


  1. Heraldrynoun

    A coat of arms or some other heraldic device or collection of heraldic symbols.


  1. heraldrynoun

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

    Rouge Dragon Pursuivant is a specialist in heraldry at the College of Arms.

  2. heraldrynoun

    An armorial ensign along with its history and description

  3. heraldrynoun


    Onlookers were impressed by the rich and colorful heraldry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heraldrynoun

    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


  1. Heraldry

    Heraldry is the profession, study, or art of creating, granting, and blazoning arms and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms. Heraldry comes from Anglo-Norman herald, from the Germanic compound harja-waldaz, "army commander". The word, in its most general sense, encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. To most, though, heraldry is the practice of designing, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and heraldic badges. Historically, it has been variously described as "the shorthand of history" and "the floral border in the garden of history". The origins of heraldry lie in the need to distinguish participants in combat when their faces were hidden by iron and steel helmets. Eventually a formal system of rules developed into ever more complex forms of heraldry. Though the practice of heraldry is nearly 900 years old, it is still very much in use. Many cities and towns in Europe and around the world still make use of arms. Personal heraldry, both legally protected and lawfully assumed, has continued to be used around the world. Heraldic societies exist to promote education and understanding about the subject.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. heraldry

    The science of armorial bearings. The practice of wearing devices on the shields of knights was originated in the middle of the 12th century, and ever since families bear on their shield the arms of their progenitors, which at first had been adopted either arbitrarily or suggested by some striking episode in the life of the bearer.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heraldry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heraldry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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