Grant of Arms

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The Grant of Arms (GoA) is a society level award with a rank between that of a Patent of Arms and an Award of Arms. Some awards automatically confer a Grant of Arms upon their award. These are known as grant level awards. Although a Grant of Arms may be awarded on its own, it is more common for it to be received as part of a grant level award.

The arms of the recipient may be augmented with a crest (a helm displayed above the arms). In some Kingdoms, the style of the crest is specified in Kingdom law. For example, in Caid, the device of someone with a GoA may be augmented with a a non-metallic black or steel-grey helmet. This award also conveys the title of Lordship or Ladyship, or The Honorable Lord/Lady, these titles are used more frequently in some Kingdoms than in others.