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Definition 1: emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms - [noun denoting artifact]

(heraldry is a kind of ...) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

(... is a kind of heraldry ) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

(... is a kind of heraldry ) the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a filled circle

"a hollow roundel"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a small ring

Definition 2: the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies - [noun denoting cognition]

(heraldry is a kind of ...) a search for knowledge

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) having feathers

"arrows flighted argent"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) applied to a fish depicted horizontally

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) in walking position with right foreleg raised

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

"a lion rampant"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) standing on four feet

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) lying with head on paws as if sleeping

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) rising from the sea

"a seahorse assurgent"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) with wings extended in a flying position

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) on or starting from the wearer's left

"bar sinister"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) on or starting from the wearer's right

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

"he was recognized by the device on his shield"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across a shield

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) be rampant

"the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) bearing an heraldic device

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) adorned with tongues of flame

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) looking backward

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) looking forward

(heraldry is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms

"armorial bearing"

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