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Armigerous clan

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  1. refers to a Scottish clan, family or name which is registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon and once had a chief who bore undifferenced arms, but does not have a chief currently recognised as such by Lyon Court

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  2. Before 1745 all chiefs had arms, however not all of these are recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, which was only established in 1672

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  3. In Scottish heraldry undifferenced arms are only held by chiefs or heads of clans, families or names

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  4. A clan is considered a "noble incorporation" because a clan chief is a title of honour in Scotland and the chief confers his or her noble status onto the clan

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  5. Because armigerous clans do not have such chiefs, they are not recognised as noble communities and have no legal standing under Scots law

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