king-of-arms

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king-of-arms (plural kings-of-arms)

  1. One of the three chief heralds of the College of Arms, designated as Garter (Principal King of Arms), Clarenceux (for England south of the Trent and Wales), and Norroy & Ulster (for England north of the Trent and Northern Ireland).
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 188:
      In April 1504 the longstanding Garter king-of-arms John Writhe died.

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