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armorial

[ahr-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr-] /ɑrˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to heraldry or heraldic bearings.
2.
bearing a coat or coats of arms:
a set of armorial china.
noun
3.
a book containing heraldic bearings and devices.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; armory + -al1
Related forms
unarmorial, adjective
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  • This is sometimes depicted in armorial paintings between the shield and the helmet.
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armorial

/ɑːˈmɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms
noun
2.
a book of coats of arms
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Word Origin and History for armorial
adj.

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

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