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heraldic

[he-ral-dik, huh-] /hɛˈræl dɪk, hə-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of heralds or heraldry:
heraldic form; heraldic images; heraldic history; a heraldic device.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; herald + -ic
Related forms
heraldically, adverb
unheraldic, adjective
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Examples from the web for heraldic
  • Coats of arms have been designed for them and worked into a heraldic frieze.
  • Over time, the eagle grew to become grander and more heraldic.
  • Except for an incorrect rendering by the artist, this seal is in the true heraldic mode.
  • In heraldic devices, such as seals, each element has a specific meaning.
  • The frieze is decorated with medallion profiles of lawgivers and heraldic devices.
  • The reverse design is a rendition of a heraldic eagle.
  • Gives heraldic information only, with illustrations indicating colors.
  • The essence of the park would be its heraldic display of wildlife posed against stupendous mountain scenery.
  • Over time, the eagle grew to become a grander and more patriotic heraldic eagle.
  • In heraldic terms, the chevron means an architectural arch or rafter.
British Dictionary definitions for heraldic

heraldic

/hɛˈrældɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to heraldry
2.
of or relating to heralds
Derived Forms
heraldically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for heraldic
adj.

1772, on model of French héraldique (15c.), from Medieval Latin heraldus (see herald).

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