armiger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armiger a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
    • n armiger a squire carrying the armor of a knight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Armiger Formerly, an armor bearer, as of a knight, an esquire who bore his shield and rendered other services. In later use, one next in degree to a knight, and entitled to armorial bearings. The term is now superseded by esquire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n armiger An armor-bearer to a knight; a squire; the second in rank of the aspirants to chivalry or knighthood.
    • n armiger One who has a right to armorial bearings: formerly used after the proper name by a person possessing such right, but no higher title: thus, “John Bolton, armiger,” is nearly equivalent to “John Bolton, gentleman.” In Shakspere, armigero.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Armiger är′mi-jėr (Shak.) an armour-bearer: one entitled to a coat-of-arms: an esquire—also Armi′gero
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. armiger, armor bearer; arma, arms + gerere, to bear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.; arma, arms, gerĕre, to bear.

Usage

In literature:

As Mrs. Armiger says, the book's in the air; one breathes it in like the influenza.
"The Touchstone" by Edith Wharton
The thing's in the only shape we could possibly give it, and I am satisfied to leave it in Armiger's hands.
"Fennel and Rue" by William Dean Howells
Home and with my wife to London, we dined at my father's, where Joyce Norton and Mr. Armiger dined also.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660" by Samuel Pepys
At noon comes my brother Tom and Mr. Armiger to dine with me, and did, and we were very merry.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1661" by Samuel Pepys
On his burly sword-arm, each intrepid champion wore an "armiger," or ribbon of his colour.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But now comes forth the disclosure of what school of heraldry this ARMIGER is the champion.
"Notes and Queries, Number 46, Saturday, September 14, 1850" by Various
C. Primum hujus Ecclesiae lapidem posuit Johannes Sweetman, Armiger.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
Iris, your father was armiger.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
Those of the old magnates who did not become knights were known as armigers, or armor-clad foot-soldiers.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
Armiger's crest, query respecting, 397.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Then he found his answer, and this time it was John Stirling, armiger, scholar in divinity, who spoke.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Johannes Berney, armiger, jur'.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
Hoc illi posuit amoris Monumentum, Elias Ashmole, Armiger.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland
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In news:

Katie Armiger Better In A Black Dress Tonight.
Y100 Presents Phil Vassar & Carig Morgan tonight at the Meyer Theater downtown Green Bay with special guest Katie Armiger .
Through the years, Armiger has gone from portraying a sweet and innocent teenager to a woman with ideas and a wild side.
Better in a Black Dress', the new song from Katie Armiger has another victory, this time taking down the new song from Chris Cagle.
Now, Armiger will go up against Miranda Lambert and her latest, 'Fastest Girl in Town.
Here's Katie Armiger with 'Better in a Black Dress.
One day after claiming the Daily Duel championship, Casey James and his song 'Crying on a Suitcase' gets dethroned by 'Better in a Black Dress', the new song from Katie Armiger .
Katie Armiger 's New Album.
Katie Armiger is one of the most successful and influental country women of our time.
Teen star Katie Armiger is headlining her first tour with a unique twist, performing at Simon malls nationwide through Aug 16.
Katie Armiger Mall Tour Underway.
At just 17 years old, country singer Katie Armiger has already made a name for herself in the music world, with 2 albums under her belt.
Katie Armiger vs Maggie Rose.
Newcomer Katie Armiger 's powerful vocals and skillful songwriting are clearly showcased on her new music.
Josh is bringing with him special guests Easton Corbin and Katie Armiger.
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