Definition of armiger in English:

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armiger

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmɪdʒə/

noun

A person entitled to heraldic arms.
Example sentences
  • The toiling masses now seem to be composed mostly of noble armigers bearing double-barrelled names.
  • In 1989 there were only three armigers in the Clan, one of whom was an active claimant to the Chiefship.
  • This is in addition to any additional moneys armigers may have to pay for such protection.

Derivatives

armigerous

adjective
Example sentences
  • In fact this was a two-way movement, with junior members of knightly or armigerous county families taking an interest in towns and trade.
  • Remember that the first step to discovering whether your family is armigerous is sound genealogical knowledge.
  • In the early days of New England in the seventeenth century there were a good number of armigerous families.

Origin

Mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'bearing arms', from arma 'arms' + gerere 'to bear'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: armi|ger

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