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regardant

or re·guard·ant

[ri-gahr-dnt]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of a beast) looking backward: a stag regardant.

Origin of regardant

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard
Related formsun·re·gard·ant, adjective
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Examples from the Web for regardant

Historical Examples

  • Here, if any where, we should expect52 the term 'regardant,' but it is not forthcoming.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • On the other hand, 'regardant' is used quite independently of villainage.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • Or, two lions azure, regardant combatant, their tails couped.'

    Beechcroft at Rockstone

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The unicorn (regardant on either side of the device) appears for the first time in an English mark.

    Printers' Marks

    William Roberts

  • He moved towards the little door out of the department into the house, moving, as heralds say, regardant passant.

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells


British Dictionary definitions for regardant

regardant

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder

Word Origin

C15: from Old French; see regard
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