Earl Marshal

Earl Marshal
noun (in the UK) the officer presiding over the College of Arms, with ceremonial duties on various royal occasions.

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  • Earl Marshal — Arms of Her Majesty s Government …   Wikipedia

  • Earl Marshal — n. a high officer of state in England, marshal of state ceremonies and head of the Heralds College * * * …   Universalium

  • Earl Marshal — n. a high officer of state in England, marshal of state ceremonies and head of the Heralds College …   English World dictionary

  • Earl marshal — Earl mar shal An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earl Marshal — Das Amt des Earl Marshal ist ein mittelalterlicher Titel des Ritterstands in England, Irland, Schottland und später im Vereinigten Königreich. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 England 2 Lords Marshal von England 1135 1397 3 Earls Marshal von En …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • earl marshal — The eighth great officer of state in England. At one time the earl marshal presided over the court of chivalry when it was held as a military court, or court of honor and when this court was held as a criminal court, it was presided over by the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Earl marshal of England — Marshal Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earl marshal of Scotland — Marshal Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earl Marshal, Court of the — The Court of the Earl Marshal of England was by the 14c a court with jurisdiction over a wide range of military matters, such as discipline in the army, treason, also prisoners of war and disputed heraldic arms. What remains is the jurisdiction… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • earl marshal's court — noun Usage: usually capitalized E&M, often capitalized C : the English court of chivalry since the time when it has been held before the earl marshal alone called also Marshal s court; compare court of the constable and marshal …   Useful english dictionary

  • earl marshal — noun Date: 13th century an officer of state in England serving chiefly as a royal attendant on ceremonial occasions, as marshal of state processions, and as head of the College of Arms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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