A Latin word for squire. Literally it means "armour bearer." Therefore, the armiger is an armour bearer, as of a knight; an esquire who bore the knight's shield and rendered other services.
Related term(s): Squire; Scutifer; Knight; Page; Esquire
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Last modified: 05.31.06
Source information: Contamine, Phillippe. War in the Middle Ages. trans. Michael Jones. Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1984. 49; Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 28.