The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.
A coat of arms or some other heraldic device or collection of heraldic symbols.
Symbolism, such as in a coat of arms.
A system of identifying people and institutions by means of devices placed upon a SHIELD. This is often accompanied by the symbolic use of other components of the armour of a medieval knight, to make the complete ACHIEVEMENT of ARMS. Although the use of flags predates heraldry by millennia, modern flag design has been strongly influenced by heraldry.
the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
system of personal identification of knights by means of insignia (COAT ARMOUR, COATS OF ARMS) on shields or standards.
1) the history, art and study of coats of arms; armory (sense 1). 2) in a general sense, those activities undertaken by heralds, esp. relating to coats of arms, titles of nobility and court ceremonies.
The heraldry of a specific organization consists of its emblem, motto (if any), its designation, and the shield of an establishment or the disc of a unit
Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms.Stephen Friar, Ed. A Dictionary of Heraldry. (Harmony Books, New York: 1987), 183.