college of arms

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college of arms

n
(Heraldry) any of several institutions in the United Kingdom having a royal charter to deal with matters of heraldry, grant armorial bearings, record and trace genealogies, etc. Also called: heralds' college
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The decision to emboss the relief of the noble-looking animal on the new coin was deferred after the Royal College of Arms said a new badge for Northern Ireland would have to be granted by the Queen.
He claimed that he is "a direct descendant of an unbroken primogeniture line legally documented since the 3rd century in Great Britain and registered in the Royal College of Arms.
For some reasons unknown to me, Clive Cheesman, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of the Royal College of Arms in London, has produced with this book, a labor of love.
Constitutionally it's a principality of the kingdom of England," says Peter Gwynne-Jones of the Royal College of Arms.
The Royal College of Arms, however, confirmed that no one is registered to use the coat of arms, which were last held in the early 1700s.

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