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The Patent of Arms is the highest [[armigerous award]] in the [[SCA]]. It is only bestowed when a person is admitted to the [[Order of Chivalry]], the [[Order of the Laurel]], the [[Order of the Pelican]], the [[Order of the Rose]] or becomes a [[Royal Peer]]. A person holding a Patent of Arms is known as a [[peer]].
 
The Patent of Arms is the highest [[armigerous award]] in the [[SCA]]. It is only bestowed when a person is admitted to the [[Order of Chivalry]], the [[Order of the Laurel]], the [[Order of the Pelican]], the [[Order of the Rose]] or becomes a [[Royal Peer]]. A person holding a Patent of Arms is known as a [[peer]].
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A patent of arms allows the bearer to display their arms with a crest (a helm above the arms) and standard (a pair of figures to either side of the arms holding them up - usually an animal like a lion rampant).
   
 
See also [[Society level award]].
 
See also [[Society level award]].

Revision as of 00:58, 20 May 2006

The Patent of Arms is the highest armigerous award in the SCA. It is only bestowed when a person is admitted to the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, the Order of the Rose or becomes a Royal Peer. A person holding a Patent of Arms is known as a peer.

A patent of arms allows the bearer to display their arms with a crest (a helm above the arms) and standard (a pair of figures to either side of the arms holding them up - usually an animal like a lion rampant).

See also Society level award.