What does armorial mean?

armorial meaning in General Dictionary

Belonging to armor or even the heraldic hands or escutcheon of a family group

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  • of or regarding heraldry or heraldic arms
  • Belonging to armor, or to the heraldic arms or escutcheon of a household.

armorial meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from armory + -al (1).


armorial meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) owned by armor, or to the heraldic arms or escutcheon of a household.


Sentence Examples with the word armorial

Thus the mitre over an English bishop's coat-of-arms is a survival which indicates him as the successor of bishops who actually wore mitres, while armorial bearings themselves, and the whole craft of heraldry, are survivals bearing record of a state of warfare and social order whence our present state was by vast modification evolved.

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