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armiger


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armiger  \Ar"mi*ger\,  n.  [L.  armiger  armor  bearer;  arma  arms  + 
  gerere  to  bear.] 
  Formerly,  an  armor  bearer,  as  of  a  knight,  an  esquire  who 
  bore  his  shield  and  rendered  other  services.  In  later  use 
  one  next  in  degree  to  a  knight,  and  entitled  to  armorial 
  bearings.  The  term  is  now  superseded  by  esquire.  --Jacob. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armiger 
  n  1:  a  squire  carrying  the  armor  of  a  knight  [syn:  {armor-bearer}] 
  2:  a  nobleman  entitled  to  bear  heraldic  arms 




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