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armiger

[ahr-mi-jer] /ˈɑr mɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
a person entitled to armorial bearings.
2.
an armorbearer to a knight; a squire.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Medieval Latin: squire, Latin: armorbearer (noun), armorbearing (adj.), equivalent to armi- (combining form of arma arm2) + -ger bearing, base of gerere to carry, wear
Related forms
armigeral
[ahr-mij-er-uh l] /ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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armiger

/ˈɑːmɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman
2.
a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight
Derived Forms
armigerous (ɑːˈmɪdʒərəs) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin: squire, from Latin: armour-bearer, from arma arms + gerere to carry, bear
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