sejant

adjective
se·jant | \ˈsē-jənt \

Definition of sejant 

: sitting used of a heraldic animal

First Known Use of sejant

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sejant

modification of Middle French seant, present participle of seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre — more at sit

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