Armigerous
Armigerous Ar*mig"er*ous, a. Bearing arms. [R.] [1913 Webster]

They belonged to the armigerous part of the population, and were entitled to write themselves Esquire. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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  • armigerous — [är mij′ər əs] adj. [see ARMIGER & OUS] of, having, or entitled to have a coat of arms …   English World dictionary

  • armigerous — adjective /ɑːˈmɪ.dʒə.ɹəs,ɑɹˈmɪ.dʒɚ.əs/ Entitled to bear a coat of arms. Mr. Udal suggests that an armigerous woman who marries an non armigerous man may still display her own arms. But how? Her husband has no shield, so where are the wifes arms… …   Wiktionary

  • armigerous — (ˈ)är|mijərəs adjective Etymology: Latin armiger armor bearing + English ous : bearing heraldic arms the armigerous part of the population Thomas De Quincey …   Useful english dictionary

  • armigerous — adjective Date: circa 1731 bearing heraldic arms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armigerous — /ahr mij euhr euhs/, adj. bearing or entitled to use a coat of arms. [1725 35; ARMIGER + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Armigerous — Term used now for someone entitled to bear heraldic arms. Cf. Armiger …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • armigerous — entitled to bear arms Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Armigerous — ♦ Those ranks of society, esquires and above, who were entitled to bear a coat of arms. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 237) …   Medieval glossary

  • armigerous — ar·mig·er·ous …   English syllables

  • armigerous — ar•mig•er•ous [[t]ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əs[/t]] adj. her bearing a coat of arms • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

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