What is another word for heraldry?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛɹə͡ldɹi] (IPA)

Heraldry, the practice of designing and using coats of arms and badges, has been a part of human history for centuries. The word heraldry is often used interchangeably with the term armorial bearings or coat of arms, which is a prominent feature of heraldry. However, there are other synonymous terms in use. For instance, blason is the French term used for heraldry, and in Spanish, it is known as heráldica. The related practice of genealogy is sometimes linked with heraldry, and the phrase family crest is often used as well. In conclusion, while heraldry may be the most well-known term, there are several synonyms which can be used interchangeably depending on the context.

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Usage examples for Heraldry

Sultanas and royal children are known by white pajongs, while the vast concourse of Court officials, with umbrellas of pink, blue, red, black, purple and green, show their status to the initiated eye through the sequence of colour by which the pajongs form a complete system of heraldry.
"Through the Malay Archipelago"
Emily Richings
Thanks to the heraldry office, she had become the daughter of a distinguished Spaniard, blessed with at least seven ancestors.
"Berlin and Sans-Souci"
Louise Muhlbach
Quite so; I understand heraldry.
"Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories"
Louisa M. Alcott

Famous quotes with Heraldry

  • when my language or positions shall, in a casual perusal, seem absurd,I request the reader to seek some more creditable interpretation. The best which he can conceive should be assumed to be my intention: as on an escutcheon, when a figure resembles both an eagle and a buzzard, heraldry decides that the bird which is most creditable to the bearer, shall be deemed to be the one intended by the blazon.
    Alexander Bryan Johnson
  • Things have come to such a point in good society that, if you want to be polite, you can no longer ask a man from what country he comes, for if he is a Norman or a Calabrian he has, when he tells you so, to beg your pardon, or, if he is from the Pays de Vaud, to say he is Swiss. Nor will you ask a nobleman what his arms are, for if he does not know the jargon of heraldry you will embarrass him. You must not compliment a gentleman on his fine hair, for if it is a wig, he may think you are mocking him, nor praise a man or a woman on their fine teeth, for they may be false.
    Giacomo Casanova
  • The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
    Thomas Gray

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