meaning of arms

1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc. , as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

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