pursuivant

noun
pur·​sui·​vant | \ ˈpər-si-vənt How to pronounce pursuivant (audio) , -swi- \

Definition of pursuivant

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

First Known Use of pursuivant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pursuivant

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

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The first known use of pursuivant was in the 14th century

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“Pursuivant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pursuivant. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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