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.
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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