College of Arms

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • College of Arms the Heralds' College, which grants armorial bearings
    • College of Arms a collegiate body incorporated in 1483, presided over by the Earl Marshal, and including Garter, principal King-of-arms, Clarenceux, and Norroy, besides six heralds and four pursuivants: College of Justice, in Scotland, a great forensic society, composed of judges, advocates, writers to the signet, and solicitors
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. collège—L. collegium, from col, and legĕre, to gather.

Usage

In literature:

In the centre of the hall was a huge plate-warmer, elaborately worked in brass with the college arms.
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
Duplicates were also to be sent to London and registered in the records of the College of Arms.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
It is a panel of the old door of my college, having carved on it my college arms.
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
A brass plate in a village church against all the books of the College of Arms!
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In 1599, we find a coat of arms granted to John Shakespeare, by the Herald's College, in London.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson
Talbot MSS., in the College of Arms, London.
"English Travellers of the Renaissance" by Clare Howard
Arms assumed without being sanctioned by a grant from the College of Heralds.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
An oar hung all along one ceiling, painted on the blade with the arms of an Oxford college.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
There is a note at the bottom of the page, quoted from a MS. in the College of Arms, E 1. fol.
"Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853" by Various
He rose, came to his old college-mate and took hold of his disengaged arm with both hands, affectionately.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
Mark Noble's elaborate "History of the College of Arms" we find some curious stories of worthy and unworthy heralds.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The arms are those of the founder of the college, Alonzo de Burgos, Bishop of Palencia.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
His insignia are peculiar; a coat of arms that would puzzle all the heraldic colleges of Christendom.
"The Lost Mountain" by Mayne Reid
The arms of Eton College with the motto "Floreat Etona" were inscribed on the opposite page, also in tattoo on the left arm of the owner.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
These are also the arms of the College.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare
He seems to have been countenanced by the members of the College of Arms.
"The Curiosities of Heraldry" by Mark Antony Lower
A brass plate in a village church against all the books of the College of Arms!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 392, June, 1848" by Various
The fore-arms, now in the custody of the College of Surgeons, were for a time separated.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
There hung by the side of the mirror four tin shields with the arms of Hudson's University, College, School, and Inn of Court painted on them.
"The Threatening Eye" by Edward Frederick Knight
Two serpents erect in pale, their tails "nowed" (twisted or knotted) together, are figured in the arms of Caius College, Cambridge.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In news:

Gary Thorne is chaplain of King's College Chapel (and Anglican chaplain to neighboring Dalhousie University), a member of the Primate's Theological Commission, and a reserve chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces for 22 years.
The College of Charleston violin professor and director of strings broke her playing arm in a car accident eight months ago, and she's been recovering ever since.
Have laws put into place after the Virginia Tech massacre created a new racial stereotype -- of the armed Asian male college student.
Kimberly Marten , Barnard College political science professor and the author of Warlords: Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States, talks about those who impose order in failed states.
A video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired.
Robeson Community College was locked down for more than two hours Thursday as police investigated a report of an armed man on campus.
Armed with Facebook, Twitter and seven graduate students, environmentalist Bill McKibben of Vermont's Middlebury College, founder of the grassroots organization 350.org, has built an increasingly effective worldwide climate movement.
PROVIDENCE — Ed Cooley came to Providence College armed with the reputation of being a defensive, get-after-it coach.
Bladderball coordinators (e-mailing from cyptic Gmail accounts) have been sending messages to the students in each of the residential colleges, calling on them to take up arms in the battle to win the bladderball.
Armed with self-confidence, stellar SAT scores, and ambition, they matriculated at some of the top colleges in the US, majoring in subjects like English, history, and philosophy.
Report of possibly armed library patron sparks alert at Broward College campus, nearby schools.
Photo by Paul Alvarez Jr. Santa Monica College's Reggie Mitchell stiff-arms Delency Parham of Santa Barbara City College at Corsair Field on Saturday during a 41-27 SMC victory.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award have been selected from the initial field of 29 top college quarterbacks.
Like a spurned lover, I sought solace in the arms of other college radio stations while the WCSB site was down.
Back in the spring, ESPN The Magazine inquired about creating a cover shot of Mike Slive and Jim Delany arm- wrestling over a college football playoff.
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