Armorial



of or relating to heraldry or heraldic bearings.
bearing a coat or coats of arms:
a set of armorial china.
a book containing heraldic bearings and devices.
Historical Examples

Then, with deep interest, ‘What are your armorial bearings?’
A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others F. Hopkinson Smith

The eagle was probably the armorial badge of the hero of this stanza.
Y Gododin Aneurin

Dolphins are associated with many legends, and they figure in armorial bearings.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various

It is often charged with armorial insignia, and thus is a true coat of arms.
The Handbook to English Heraldry Charles Boutell

Lady Charlotte Guest remarks that a boar’s head in some form appears as the armorial bearing of all of Caradawc’s name.
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Volume I of 5) Various

Tenacious of his armorial bearings, ib.Exploits at Auray, 49.
The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2) Charles Mills

But, be that as it might, it is certain that in his armorial bearings of four wigs, he added a quart pot for a crest.
A History of the Cries of London Charles Hindley

All of these except the last, which is a plain printed label, are armorial.
American Book-Plates Charles Dexter Allen

A budding oak-tree, the armorial bearing of the della Rovere, inscribed Feretria.
Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3) James Dennistoun

By the way, the harp is absent from these armorial bearings.
Notable Women Authors of the Day Helen C. Black

adjective
of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms
noun
a book of coats of arms
adj.

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

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