pursuivant


pur·sui·vant

noun \ˈpər-si-vənt, -swi-\

Definition of PURSUIVANT

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

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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