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king′ of arms′



n., pl. kings of arms.
the highest ranking officer of arms of a government.
[1400–50]
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He said: "I will give dukedoms, whatever - I will go to the maximum, to, what, the Garter King of Arms. Yes is the answer, absolutely."
"The main purpose of the trip is to meet with any other interested Bairds at the court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms to present our nominations for clan chief.
"I will give dukedoms, whatever - I will go to the maximum, too, what, the Garter King of Arms. Yes is the answer, absolutely," cricket.com.au quoted Johnson as saying on the leadership debate hosted by The Sun and talkRADIO.
As a photographer, Lord Snowdon realised how important light was going to be to the cameramen and photographers and he insisted, in spite of some opposition from Garter King of Arms, that there would be no canopy along the route of the royal procession and the only covering over the central royal dais of Welsh slate, where the main part of the ceremony was to take place, would be a clear Perspex canopy supported by four giant steel columns.
To get the new crest approved, the community council applied for permission to the Lord Lyon King of Arms, who controls heraldry in Scotland.
When he presented his documents to Scotland's senior genealogist, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, his claim was approved.
Granted by the Rt Hon Lord Lyon King of Arms, Joseph John Morrow, the new coat of arms (pictured) bears one of the distinctive Kirkmadrine crosses and hook - in blue on a silver background - representing Scotland's move from paganism to Christianity.
Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London.
The design was approved by the Queen and by Thomas Woodcock, the Garter Principal King of Arms. Meghan and Harry, 33, will now work on a "conjugal coat of arms", to be unveiled in a few years.
Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London," the palace announced on Friday (via (https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-receives-coat-of-arms/) People ).
Stewart, OC, O.St.J., DLJ, Montreal, QC until 2014 Sir Conrad Swan, KCVO, KGCN, PhD, LLD, FSA, Garter Principal, King of Arms Emeritus, England until 2016 Dr.