Definition of Clarenceux in English:

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Clarenceux

Pronunciation: /ˈklar(ə)nsuː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Heraldry
(In the UK) the title given to the second King of Arms, with jurisdiction south of the Trent. See King of Arms.
Example sentences
  • Camden was a respected herald, being Clarenceux King-of-Arms from 1597 until his death.
  • From 1597 his position as Clarenceux king-of-arms gave him more time to devote to his passion for history.
  • Vanbrugh was Clarenceux king-of-arms and in 1714 was the first man knighted by George I.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, named after the dukedom of Clarence created for the second son of Edward II, married to the heiress of Clare in Suffolk.

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