What does the word heraldry mean?

Usage examples for heraldry

  1. There was a wide hearth, and a heavy mantelpiece, carved with shields, in which I might, had I been curious enough, have discovered a correspondence with the heraldry on the outer walls. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  2. The fourth, medals, coins, and heraldry. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. A Black Bar is a device in heraldry, indicating that there is something shameful in the wearer's ancestry. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn