armorial bearing

noun
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
Syn: ↑charge, ↑bearing, ↑heraldic bearing
Derivationally related forms: ↑charge (for: ↑charge)
Hypernyms: ↑heraldry
Hyponyms: ↑annulet, ↑roundel, ↑chevron, ↑fleur-de-lis, ↑fleur-de-lys, ↑ordinary

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noun
: arm IV 2a — usually used in plural

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • armorial bearings — /armoriyal beritjz/ In English law, a device depicted on the (now imaginary) shield of one of the nobility, of which gentry is the lowest degree. The criterion of nobility is the bearing of arms, or armorial bearings, received from ancestry …   Black's law dictionary

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  • armorial — /aˈmɔriəl / (say ah mawreeuhl) adjective 1. belonging to heraldry or to heraldic bearing. –noun 2. a book containing heraldic bearings and devices. {armor(y) + ial} …   Australian English dictionary

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