heraldry heraldry  /ˈhɛrəldri/


  1. (n) the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
  2. (n) emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms


  1. Patriotism is countless acts of love, kindness and courage that have no witness or heraldry and are especially commendable because they are unrecorded.
  2. In the middle ages, they were called gonfalons, and the heraldry that adorned them was a kind of who's who.
  3. Maurice Hewlett, 62, novelist, authority on heraldry, of pneumonia, at Broadchalke, Salisbury, England.


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  1. "From fashion to food, history to heraldry, the French have always been cultural tastemakers" said EA's Chief Creative Officer Bing Gordon. "We thank them not only for commemorating The Sims with an official postage stamp, but also for making...
    on Dec 22, 2005 By: Bing Gordon Source: WebWire (press release)

  2. ...in a scarlet coat unadorned by any distinctions other than a black mourning scarf worn in memory of his father who had died earlier that year, Wolfe began to read: "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, and all that beauty, all that...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: James Wolfe Source: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Dr Starkey said: "There is no documentary evidence, no evidence from inventories, jewellery or heraldry to support the idea this is Lady Jane Grey. It depends on mere hearsay and tradition, and it is not good enough."
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: David Starkey Source: guardian.co.uk

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