One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person entitled to heraldic arms.
- ‘The recipients are known as armigers, and may use the title Lord or Lady before their name.’
- ‘Some armigers are reluctant to use their heraldry as they feel that to do so may seem somewhat pretentious.’
- ‘I killed the elite armigers but I didn't get a journal update and can't complete the quest.’
- ‘This private area of the forum is solely for the use of armigers, registered with the International Armorial Register.’
- ‘In 1989 there were only three armigers in the Clan, one of whom was an active claimant to the Chiefship.’
- ‘The toiling masses now seem to be composed mostly of noble armigers bearing double-barrelled names.’
- ‘In such cases, the armiger to whom the supporters are being granted will be meticulous about the accuracy of the uniform concerned.’
- ‘This is in addition to any additional moneys armigers may have to pay for such protection.’
Mid 16th century: Latin, literally ‘bearing arms’, from arma ‘arms’ + gerere ‘to bear’.
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