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.