armigerous

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armiger +‎ -ous

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armigerous (not comparable)

  1. Entitled to bear a coat of arms.
    • 1903, George Angus, "Arms of Married Women", Notes and Queries (ser. 9) 9 (Jan-Jun): 197
      Mr. Udal suggests that an armigerous woman who marries an non-armigerous man may still display her own arms. But how? Her husband has no shield, so where are the wife's arms to go?
    • 1981, Nigel Saul, Knights and Esquires: The Gloucestershire Gentry in the Fourteenth Century‎, page 23
      Although the rolls of arms upon which Denholm-Young relied so heavily do not after all show that the esquires became armigerous in about 1370, it is still significant that the arms of esquires which were not emblazoned on the Parliamentary, Carlisle or Dunstable Rolls should appear for the first time on a roll of arms in about 1370.

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