Arms of alliance

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Arms of alliance are arms which families or private persons take up and join to their own, to denote the alliances they have contracted by marriage.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Heraldry 1911.
  2. ^ Clark, Hugh; Wormull, Thomas (1829). An Introduction to Heraldry. H. Washbourne. p. 11. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Definition: arms of alliance". Merriam-Webstar Dictionary. Retrieved 17 January 2019. (heraldry 1) arms taken up by the issue of heiresses to show their maternal descent. (heraldry 2) arms acquired by marriage