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aspectant

[uh-spek-tuh nt]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of birds, fish, and animals other than beasts of prey) face to face; respectant.

Origin of aspectant

< Latin aspectant- (stem of aspectāns, present participle of aspectāre to gaze at, frequentative of aspicere). See aspect, -ant
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  • Animals placed face to face in a charge are said to be aspectant.

    The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition

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