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Definition of the College of Arms from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the College of Arms

 
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an organization in London that is responsible for giving coats of arms (= designs with special symbols) to families and institutions in England and Wales. It was formed in 1484 and its head is the Earl Marshal, who is responsible for organizing state ceremonies in Britain.