Garter King of Arms


Garter King of Arms
Her. Chief King of Arms in the College of *Arms. -

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  • Garter king-at-arms — Garter Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter King-of-Arms — noun The chief herald of the Order of the Garter • • • Main Entry: ↑garter * * * Garter King of Arms «KIHNG uhv AHRMZ», the chief herald of the Order of the Garter …   Useful english dictionary

  • garter king of arms — Usage: usually capitalized G&K&A : the highest ranking king of arms in the English College of Arms who has concurrent jurisdiction with the provincial kings of arms in their respective provinces and who also is king of arms of the Order of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garter Principal King of Arms — is the senior King of Arms, and the senior Officer of Arms of the College of Arms. The office takes its name from the Order of the Garter. Henry V of England instituted the office of Garter in 1415 just before sailing for France. Garter is… …   Wikipedia

  • Garter Principal King of Arms — ist der Amtsname des ranghöchsten der drei englischen Kings of Arms. Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms ab April 2010 Bis zum 31. März 2010 bekleidete Peter Gwynn Jones dieses Amt. Im Juni 2009 hat Königin Elisabeth II. Thomas Woodcock, den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King of Arms — is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions, only a king of arms has the authority to grant armorial bearings. In other traditions, the power has been delegated to other officers of similar rank.Heraldic dutiesIn England …   Wikipedia

  • King-at-arms — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King-of-arms — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king-at-arms — king of armsˈ (sometimes king at armsˈ) noun A principal herald (those of England having the designations Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy and Ulster (includes N Ireland), of Scotland, Lyon) • • • Main Entry: ↑king * * * king at arms «KIHNG uht… …   Useful english dictionary

  • King of Arms — Wappenkönig Sir Alfred Scott Scott Gatty. Er trägt den Wappenrock des Garter Principal King of Arms, in der Hand hält er den Heroldsstab. Karikatur aus der Zeitschrift Vanity Fair, 1904. Ein Wappenkönig ist der oberste Herold seines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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