pursuivant

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

Definition of pursuivant

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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