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

of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms
a book of coats of arms

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

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