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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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I said that the White Rose of Yorkshire can be traced back to the 14th- century Duke of York, Edmund Langley, who adopted it as his heraldic device. This was later adopted by the House of York.
In 1996, Mrs Emanuel signed a contract with Hamlet International Plc to establish a jointly-owned company called Elizabeth Emanuel Plc, to which she transferred her business of designing and selling clothing, together with all assets, including goodwill and an application for a composite figurative and word mark, which included a heraldic device together with the words Elizabeth Emanuel.
She demonstrates the power and significance of heraldic device, and, by contrast, the effect of creating a literary hero like the Man in Black in the Book of the Duchess, who does not wear any heraldic symbol.
2) represent the convent, as is clear from comparisons with other known images that record its appearance; (13) the heraldic device of abbess Jeanne de Boubais appears at the top of the right-hand wing, above the head of the bishop saint, identifying her as the patron of the altarpiece; (14) and the facial features of the nun in the Benedictine habit are those of Jeanne de Boubais.
Like the famous three feathers of Prince Charles and the white rose of Prince Andrew it is a heraldic device - not a coat of arms - associated with the owner.
As OED explains, not only is the word `martlet' used as the diminutive of the martin, house martin, and swallow, but the martlet is also a heraldic device borrowed from France, namely a `little blackbird' pictured without feet.
Much more than simply a decoration or status symbol, a heraldic device depicts familial and social relationships within an evolving historical context.
The heraldic device has been specially authorised by the Queen as a wedding present to the couple and will be designed by the College of Arms.
With its echoes of Burges's later design for Cardiff Castle, the striking design of the front is based upon the playful heraldic device of alternating patterned rectangles that form the cupboard fronts, but the message of the paintings on the sides is clear: they depict Industry and Idleness, War and Peace, Night and Day.
The upper margin of the document is decorated with heraldic devices including the pomegranate and Tudor rose emblem of Mary on a ground of flowers.