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Claimants to the title of chief are expected to be recognised by the Lord Lyon as the rightful heir to the undifferenced arms of the ancestor of the clan of which the claimant seeks to be recognized as chief.
A chief of a clan is the only person who is entitled to bear the undifferenced arms of the ancestral founder of the clan.
Clans with recognised chiefs are therefore considered a noble community under Scots law.
A group without a chief recognised by the Sovereign, through the Lord Lyon, has no official standing under Scottish law.
, "children") is a kinship group among the Scottish people.
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Historically, a clan was made up of everyone who lived on the chief's territory, or on territory of those who owed allegiance to the said chief.