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King-of-Arms

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An officer whose duty it is to direct the heralds, preside at chapters, and have the jurisdiction of armoury. There are three kings-of-arms in Englandviz. Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy; one in Scotlandviz. Lyon; and one in Ireland, called Ulster.

Bath King-of-Arms is no member of the college, but takes precedence next after Garter. The office was created in 1725 for the service of the Order of the Bath. (See Heralds.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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