king of arms
Date: 15th century an officer of arms of the highest rank

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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-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 of Arms of the Order of the Bath — The King of Arms of the Order of the Bath is the herald of the Order of the Bath.Kings of Arms*1725–?: Grey Longueville*1771–1800: Sir Thomas Cullum, Bt. *1800–1829: John Palmer Cullum *1829–1864: Algernon Frederick Greville [Burke s Peerage… …   Wikipedia

  • King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire — The King of Arms of the Order of the British Empire is the herald of the Order of the British Empire, established in 1917 and effective since 1918.Kings of Arms*1918–1928: General Sir Arthur Henry FitzRoy Paget *1929–1947: Admiral Sir Herbert… …   Wikipedia

  • King of Arms of the Order of St Michael and St George — The King of Arms of the Order of St Michael and St George is the herald of the Order of St Michael and St George.Kings of Arms*1818 1831: Sir George Nayler *1831 ??: Sir Charles Douglas*1909 1925: Sir Montagu Ommanney *1925 1938: Sir Frank… …   Wikipedia

  • Ireland King of Arms — was the title of an officer of arms to the King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1392 until the accession of Henry VII as King of England in 1485. A king of arms is the highest of the three levels of officers of arms, and usually enjoys… …   Wikipedia

  • Norroy and Ulster King of Arms — The arms of office of the Norroy and Ulster King of Arms   Tradition Gallo British …   Wikipedia

  • Lord Lyon King of Arms — The Lord Lyon King of Arms, the head of Lyon Court, is the most junior of the Great Officers of State in Scotland and is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of arms, and serving as …   Wikipedia

  • Clarenceux King of Arms — The arms of office of the Clarenceux King of Arms   Tradition Gallo British …   Wikipedia

  • Garter Principal King of Arms — is the senior King of Arms, and the senior Officer of Arms of the College of Arms. The office takes its name from the Order of the Garter. Henry V of England instituted the office of Garter in 1415 just before sailing for France. Garter is… …   Wikipedia

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