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HERALDRY, civil and canon law. The art or office of a herald. It is the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial. It also teaches whatever relates to the marshaling of cavalcades, processions, and other public ceremonies. Encyc.; Ridley's View of the Civil and Canon Law, pt. 2, c. 1, Sec. 6.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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And then they disappeared - but what nobody realised was the original coats of arms had been copied on to a roll of parchment, which was discovered in 2015.
Archways and columns encircle the hall, and it is above these archways that we find carvings of the coats of arms of all of the provinces and territories, as well as the Canadian coat of arms.
So now can the people of European stock who claim that the Africans depicted on European coats of arms were slaves, captives, and such like, do me a favour and write a line or two to Wolfgang Dietz explaining how a slave or captive can be portrayed so "incredibly dignified and proud" by conquerors on their coats of arms?
Coats of arms began when heralds took messages between princes and their armies.
Jovan Jonovski from the Macedonian Heraldry Society agrees with the government proposal of replacing the present coats of arms with a new one.
They will also keep their own coats of arms to represent themselves as individuals, Kensington Palace said.
Their Royal Highnesses will also retain their own coats of arms to represent themselves as individuals."
Adolphus then had the idea of applying transfers of coats of arms to these wares which proved successful.
(A) ** BOS, Simone Anthems and Songs ISBN 9781420281057 SCIS 1497057; Flags and Coats of Arms ISBN 9781420281033 SCIS 1497040; Icons ISBN 9781420281071 SCIS 1497075 Macmillan Library (Symbols of Australia), 2011 32pp $28.99
There are also plenty of websites offering Coats of Arms from long lists culled from around Europe, but when I put my name in I was not listed which I thought a bit unfair.
Heraldry - designing, displaying and recording coats of arms - dates back to 1135 when knights first used the crests so they could be easily recognised and identified in their armour.
Many or most Canadian institutions of higher learning had Christian origins, and their coats of arms or mottoes reflect it.