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King-of-Arms

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 England viz. Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy; one in Scotland viz. 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.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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