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Heralds’ College

Concept of Heralds’ College

Traditional meaning of heralds’ college [1] in the English common law history: An English corporation, founded 1 Rich. III.; empowered to grant arms and preserve pedigrees, consisting of three kings at arms, six heralds, and four pursuivants, together with the Earl Marshal of England; see 3rd Book (“Of Private Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 105.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Heralds’ College”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Heralds’ College.

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