(Ar*mif"er*ous) a. [L. armifer; arma arms + ferre to bear.] Bearing arms or weapons. [R.]
(Ar"mi*ger) n. [L. armiger armor bearer; arma arms + gerere to bear.] Formerly, an armor
bearer, as of a knight, an esquire who bore his shield and rendered other services. In later use, one
next in degree to a knight, and entitled to armorial bearings. The term is now superseded by esquire.
(Ar*mig"er*ous) a. Bearing arms. [R.]
They belonged to the armigerous part of the population, and were entitled to write themselves Esquire.
(Ar"mil) n. [L. armilla a bracelet, fr. armus arm: cf. OF. armille.]
1. A bracelet. [Obs.]
2. An ancient astronomical instrument.
When composed of one ring placed in the plane of the equator for determining the time of the equinoxes,
it is called an equinoctial armil; when of two or more rings, one in the plane of the meridian, for observing
the solstices, it is called a solstitial armil. Whewell.
(||Ar*mil"la) n.; pl. E. Armillas L. Armillæ [L., a bracelet.]
1. An armil.
2. (Zoöl.) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.
Armillary sphere, an ancient astronomical machine composed of an assemblage of rings, all circles
of the same sphere, designed to represent the positions of the important circles of the celestial sphere.
(Ar"mil*la*ry) a. [LL. armillarius, fr. L. armilla arm ring, bracelet, fr. armus arm: cf. F. armillaire.
See Arm, n.] Pertaining to, or resembling, a bracelet or ring; consisting of rings or circles.
1. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.
The arming was now universal.
2. (Naut.) A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand,
shells, etc., of the sea bottom. Totten.
3. pl. (Naut.) Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.
Arming press (Bookbinding), a press for stamping titles and designs on the covers of books.
(Ar*min"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note
under Arminian, n.
(Ar*min"i*an), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who holds the tenets of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560,
The Arminian doctrines are: 1. Conditional election and reprobation, in opposition to absolute predestination.
2. Universal redemption, or that the atonement was made by Christ for all mankind, though none but
believers can be partakers of the benefit. 3. That man, in order to exercise true faith, must be regenerated