Definition of King of Arms in English:

King of Arms


  • (in the UK) a chief herald. Those now at the College of Arms are the Garter, Clarenceux, and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms; the Lyon King of Arms has jurisdiction in Scotland.

    • ‘You might think that heralds and Kings of Arms are associated with knights, jousting and medieval tournaments.’
    • ‘Take, for instance, the Lyon Court, or to give it its full title, the Court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms.’
    • ‘The Lyon and the three English Kings of Arms put on their coronets at the same time.’
    • ‘As the crowd parts the King of Arms entourage enters the foyer leading the king and his daughter, the princess, to the stage.’
    • ‘Garter King of Arms is also responsible for the introduction of new peers into the House of Lords.’