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jessant

[jes-uh nt] /ˈdʒɛs ənt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
shooting up, as a plant.
2.
coming forth; issuant.
Origin of jessant
1600-1610
1600-10; perhaps alteration of obsolete issant issuant, by association with obsolete jessant (of a charge) lying on top of another charge < Middle French gesant (present participle of gesirLatin jacēre to lie), equivalent to ges- lie + -ant -ant
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