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Heraldry - synonyms or related words

heraldry

noun

a system of designing and recording the coats of arms of famous families

shield

noun

a design shaped like a soldier’s shield, especially one used on a badge or a coat of arms

escutcheon

noun

a shield decorated with someone’s coat of arms

coat of arms

noun

a special design that a family, organization, or place uses as its own sign and is usually found on a shield

crest

noun

a design used as the symbol of a town, institution, or family of high social class

herald

noun

someone who keeps records of families who have a coat of arms (=a design or picture that represents a family)

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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