Heralds' College

a royal corporation in England, instituted in 1483, concerned chiefly with armorial bearings, genealogies, honors, and precedence. Also called College of Arms.

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  • Heralds' College — n. in England, a royal corporation, appointed in 1484, in charge of granting and recording armorial emblems and coats of arms, keeping records of genealogies, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Heralds' College — Herald Her ald, n. [OE. herald, heraud, OF. heralt, heraut, herault, F. h[ e]raut, LL. heraldus, haraldus, fr. (assumed) OHG. heriwalto, hariwaldo, a (civil) officer who serves the army; hari, heri, army + waltan to manage, govern, G. walten;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heralds' College — In England, an ancient royal corporation, first instituted by Richard III, in 1483. It comprised three kings of arms, six heralds, and four marshals or pursuivants of arms, together with the earl marshal and a secretary. The heralds books,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Heralds, College of — See Arms, College of …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Heralds' College — /ˌhɛrəldz ˈkɒlədʒ/ (say .heruhldz koluhj) noun → College of Arms …   Australian English dictionary

  • heralds' college — noun Usage: capitalized H&C : college of arms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heralds' College — A corporation chartered by the king (Richard the Third) in 1483, for the purpose of tracing and preserving the records of heraldry …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • College of Arms — Type Corporate body Founded 1484 (London) reincorporated 1555[1] …   Wikipedia

  • College of Arms — n. HERALDS COLLEGE * * * (also the College of Heralds) an organization in London that is responsible for giving coats of arms to families and institutions in England and Wales. It was formed in the 15th century and its head is the Earl Marshal,… …   Universalium

  • College of Arms — n. HERALDS COLLEGE …   English World dictionary

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