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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 1950s


The study of flags.

Examples of Vexillology in a sentence

"Vexillology has a long, storied tradition in powerful families."

"David had a strong interest in design, particularly vexillology."

About Vexillology

This word comes from the Latin “vexillum,” meaning "flag, military ensign, banner." It originally comes from “velum,” meaning "a sail, curtain, veil.”

Did you Know?

The North American Vexillological Association touts itself online as “the world’s largest organization of flag enthusiasts and scholars.” The group published “Good Flag, Bad Flag,” a booklet that lays out five basic principles for good flag design and shows examples of flags that follow these principles as well as flags that disregard them.

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