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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

coat of arms a coat or vest embroidered with heraldic arms, a herald's tabard; the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
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History, Local and Family History
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Distinctive heraldic bearings. The name is derived from the 13th-century fashion of applying armorial bearings to a surcoat.

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
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Literature, History
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57 words

A coat of arms is the distinctive heraldic bearings of a gentleman or nobleman incorporated in a shield or escutcheon,

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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Distinctive heraldic bearings. The name is derived from the 13th‐century fashion of applying armorial bearings to a surcoat. See Thomas Woodcock...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Art & Architecture
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98 words
A shield bearing a person or institution's *heraldic bearings. The term derives from the linen surcoat worn by medieval knights over their chain mail. Strictly speaking, only the shield ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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270 words

The use of heraldic insignia as a symbolic representation of families did not develop in Byz. The broad range of

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