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From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <>
Subject: Re: RE; COATS OF ARMS
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 23:24:19 GMT
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In message of 12 Dec, ("Terry Mair") wrote:

> Not wanting to burst your bubble and all, but in Scotland a grant of
> arms IS a grant of Nobility!

I have heard that the correct word going with Scots arms is "Noblesse"
which probably has a different meaning to "Nobility" which latter I have
always understood to belong solely to peers (shortly ex-peers) of the
realm. What on earth "Noblesse" might imply I have no idea.

Tim Powys-Lybbe
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