noun, plural heraldries.
the science of armorial bearings.
of blazoning armorial bearings, of settling the rights of persons to bear
arms or to use certain bearings, of tracing and recording genealogies, of recording honors, and of deciding questions of precedence.
the office or duty of a herald.
a heraldic device, or a collection of such devices.
heraldic pomp or ceremony: The coronation was marked by all the magnificence of heraldry.
Origin: 1350–1400; Related forms
Middle English. See herald