Definition of armigerous in US English:

armigerous

adjective

  • See armiger

    • ‘In fact this was a two-way movement, with junior members of knightly or armigerous county families taking an interest in towns and trade.’
    • ‘Remember that the first step to discovering whether your family is armigerous is sound genealogical knowledge.’
    • ‘Thus 9 of the 14 knights in Group C were armigerous the remainder being described as knights by the ordinance of 1295, and each of the knights in Group D was armigerous.’
    • ‘In the early days of New England in the seventeenth century there were a good number of armigerous families.’
    • ‘Although any member may rise to the rank of Knight or Dame, only armigerous members can automatically become Knights or Dames of Justice.’
    • ‘For example, when an armigerous person marries the daughter of an armiger, he may display a shield with his own arms on the dexter half, ‘impaling’ his wife's arms on the sinister half.’

Pronunciation

armigerous

/ärˈmijərəs/