What does the word armorial mean?

Usage examples for armorial

  1. I have seldom seen anything so heart- rendingly incongruous as that plain ugly article of furniture in that dining- room all carved woodwork, family silver, and armorial bearings! – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  2. Another evidence of this same tendency to add personal touches is shown in the greatly increased use of armorial bearings, not only serving as the sole decorations of a panel, but also appearing upon picture subjects. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
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