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guardant

adjective guar·dant \ ˈgär-dᵊnt \

Definition of guardant

: having the head turned toward the spectator used of a heraldic animal whose body is seen from the side
  • a lion passant guardant

Origin and Etymology of guardant

Middle French gardant, present participle of garder to guard, look at


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guardant

noun

Definition of guardant

obsolete

First Known Use of guardant

1591


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