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ar·mi·ger

 (är′mə-jər)
n.
1. A bearer of armor for a knight; a squire.
2. A person entitled to bear heraldic arms.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin, arms-bearing : arma, arms; see arm2 + gerere, to carry.]

ar·mig′er·al (-mĭj′ər-əl), ar·mig′er·ous (-əs) adj.

armiger

(ˈɑːmɪdʒə)
n
1. (Heraldry) a person entitled to bear heraldic arms, such as a sovereign or nobleman
2. (Historical Terms) a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight
3. (Military) a squire carrying the armour of a medieval knight
[C16: from Medieval Latin: squire, from Latin: armour-bearer, from arma arms + gerere to carry, bear]
armigerous adj

ar•mi•ger

(ˈɑr mɪ dʒər)

n.
1. a person entitled to armorial bearings.
[1755–65; < Medieval Latin: squire, Latin: armor-bearer (n.), <arma arm2 + -ger, derivative of gerere to carry, wear]
ar•mig′er•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armiger - a squire carrying the armor of a knightarmiger - a squire carrying the armor of a knight
squire - young nobleman attendant on a knight
2.armiger - a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic armsarmiger - a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
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The immediate successors of the first armigers of this period usually retained their fathers' emblems with little or no modification, thus converting them into stable signs of their dynasty as a whole, and of its civil and military authority.
These include armories (the signs of this set in general), armorial (pertaining to armories), armiger (an entity legally possessing armories), armigerous (possessing armories), and armigery (the possession and use of armories).