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or reguardant

[ri-gahr-dnt] /rɪˈgɑr dnt/
adjective, Heraldry.
(of a beast) looking backward:
a stag regardant.
Origin of regardant
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard
Related forms
unregardant, adjective Unabridged
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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
  • Franz s'arrta, regardant cette forme, dont le profil s'accentuait peu peu.

  • In a case of 1322, for instance, we have53 'within the manor' where we should expect to find 'regardant to the manor.'

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • Three demi-councillors, wings elevated, regardant an empty seat, for Vacancy.

  • Opposite, on the other side of the fire and evidently very angry, stood Lady Ragnall, regardant.

    The Ancient Allan H. Rider Haggard
  • The expression 'regardant' never occurs in the pleadings at all, but 'regardant to a manor' is used often.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
British Dictionary definitions for regardant


(usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
Word Origin
C15: from Old French; see regard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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