866. The law of arms.

4.     Armorial Bearings

(1)     The Law of Arms

866.     The law of arms.

The use of arms, crests, supporters and other armorial insignia is governed by the law of arms. The law of arms is not part of the common law, although it is part of the law of England and is noticed as such by the common law courts1. The substance of the law of arms is to be found in the customs and usages of the Court of Chivalry2.