adjective /ɑːˈmɪ.dʒə.ɹəs,ɑɹˈmɪ.dʒɚ.əs/
Entitled to bear a coat of arms.

Mr. Udal suggests that an armigerous woman who marries an non-armigerous man may still display her own arms. But how? Her husband has no shield, so where are the wifes arms to go?

See Also: armiger, arms

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  • Armigerous — Ar*mig er*ous, a. Bearing arms. [R.] [1913 Webster] They belonged to the armigerous part of the population, and were entitled to write themselves Esquire. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armigerous — [är mij′ər əs] adj. [see ARMIGER & OUS] of, having, or entitled to have a coat of arms …   English World dictionary

  • armigerous — (ˈ)är|mijərəs adjective Etymology: Latin armiger armor bearing + English ous : bearing heraldic arms the armigerous part of the population Thomas De Quincey …   Useful english dictionary

  • armigerous — adjective Date: circa 1731 bearing heraldic arms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armigerous — /ahr mij euhr euhs/, adj. bearing or entitled to use a coat of arms. [1725 35; ARMIGER + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Armigerous — Term used now for someone entitled to bear heraldic arms. Cf. Armiger …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • armigerous — entitled to bear arms Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Armigerous — ♦ Those ranks of society, esquires and above, who were entitled to bear a coat of arms. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 237) …   Medieval glossary

  • armigerous — ar·mig·er·ous …   English syllables

  • armigerous — ar•mig•er•ous [[t]ɑrˈmɪdʒ ər əs[/t]] adj. her bearing a coat of arms • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

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