King of Arms

noun Heraldry (in the UK) a chief herald.

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  • King of Arms — is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions, only a king of arms has the authority to grant armorial bearings. In other traditions, the power has been delegated to other officers of similar rank.Heraldic dutiesIn England …   Wikipedia

  • King-at-arms — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King-of-arms — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king-at-arms — king of armsˈ (sometimes king at armsˈ) noun A principal herald (those of England having the designations Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy and Ulster (includes N Ireland), of Scotland, Lyon) • • • Main Entry: ↑king * * * king at arms «KIHNG uht… …   Useful english dictionary

  • King' s Arms — (Des Moines,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 23226 30th Avenue South …   Каталог отелей

  • king of arms — king′ of arms′ n. pl. kings of arms her the highest ranking officer of arms of a government • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • king-of-arms — [kiŋ′əv ärmz′] n. in Great Britain, any of the chief officers who decide questions of heraldry …   English World dictionary

  • King of Arms — Wappenkönig Sir Alfred Scott Scott Gatty. Er trägt den Wappenrock des Garter Principal King of Arms, in der Hand hält er den Heroldsstab. Karikatur aus der Zeitschrift Vanity Fair, 1904. Ein Wappenkönig ist der oberste Herold seines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King's Arms — See also The King s Arms charity, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. The King s Arms (colloquially known as the KA) is one of the main student public houses in Oxford, England. It is located in a prominent position on the corner of Parks Road and… …   Wikipedia

  • king of arms — Usage: often capitalized K&A Etymology: Middle English kings of armes : an officer of arms of the highest rank : a principal herald called also king at arms …   Useful english dictionary

  • king at arms — Usage: often capitalized K&A : king of arms not in official use …   Useful english dictionary

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