Meaning coat of arms
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mid-14c., originally a tunic embroidered with heraldic arms (worn over armor, etc); see coat (n.) + arm (n.2) and compare Old French cote a armer. Sense transferred to the heraldic arms themselves by [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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An emblem used on shields and other implements of war. Coats of arms, invented in the Holy Land during the Crusades, were introduced to England by Richard I. They were originally painted on the shield [..]
Source: familysearch.org

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A shield or its representation bearing the heraldic insignia traditionally associated with a specific person, family, institution, etc., often found in or on the bindings of books owned by royalty or [..]
Source: abc-clio.com

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A surcoat \??\ knights over their armour, \??\ with devices by which heralds \??\ the wearer. Hence the heraldic \??\ of a family. Coat-armour was \??\ in the Crusading expeditions, to \??\ the variou [..]
Source: bartleby.com

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A method of displaying status. Special permission was needed to gain these. It showed who you were and your ancestors to others by the use of symbols, such as a lozenge
Source: keystothepast.info

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an arrangement of symbols in the shape of a shield that identifies an individual or family, especially when combined with armor
Source: artic.edu

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