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pursuivant

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noun pur·sui·vant \ˈpər-si-vənt, -swi-\

Definition of pursuivant

  1. 1 :  an officer of arms ranking below a herald but having similar duties

  2. 2 :  follower, attendant



Origin of pursuivant

Middle English pursevant attendant of a herald, from Anglo-French pursevaunt, pursuant, literally, follower, from present participle of pursure to pursue


First Known Use: 14th century


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