Medieval Glossary


In heraldry, this is a term nearly equivalent to arms, or armorial bearings, and is often used in its abbreviated form of 'hatchment' when speaking of the arms of a deceased person as displayed at his funeral or elsewhere.

Related term(s): None
Category: Heraldry
Added: 08.07.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 36.


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