Adjective "armorial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to heraldry or heraldic devices.
  1. 'Heraldically, perhaps the nicest illustration of genteel, female armorial pride comes again from the Paston family.'
  2. 'Uniforms and regimental colours initially embodied the colonel's armorial bearings and livery, but soon took on the state's symbols.'
  3. 'As in Europe and the United States, armorial porcelain was commissioned in China for the Mexican market in the late eighteenth century.'
  4. 'Dutch examples with engraved armorial bowls are ridiculously cheap, selling for between £350 and £500 at auction.'
  5. 'Her interest in Chinese armorial ceramics is longstanding, and is matched by research into the collecting of Chinese art in the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'
  6. 'There is now a thriving black market in armorial bearings and medieval chivalry.'
  7. 'He became internationally famous for his collection, which included forty-five examples of armorial decoration, now on display in the museum.'
  8. 'Rommel presented, together with Giovianni Rovazzani, a beautiful copy of the armorial bearings of the city of Porto Recanati and some illustrated books of the city and its region.'
  9. 'Howard also explores the role of the Swedish East India Company in supplying armorial porcelain to Scotland, which is logical enough considering the proximity of Gothenberg, Sweden, to Scotland.'
  10. 'She receives lavish gifts and letters with armorial seals from far-away places, possibly from a lover.'


1. of or relating to heraldry or heraldic bearings.

2. bearing a coat or coats of arms: a set of armorial china. noun

3. a book containing heraldic bearings and devices.

More examples(as adjective)

"bearings can be armorial."

"designs can be armorial."

"supporters can be armorial."

"stamps can be armorial."

"practices can be armorial."

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Late Middle English: from Old French armoierie (see armoury).