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statant

[steyt-nt]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of an animal) represented as standing with all feet on the ground: a bear statant.

Origin of statant

1490–1500; < Latin stat(us) (past participle of stāre to stand) + -ant
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Examples from the Web for statant

Historical Examples

  • Statant: standing, his four paws on the ground, and looking before him, No. 175.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell


British Dictionary definitions for statant

statant

adjective
  1. heraldry (of an animal) in profile with all four feet on the ground

Word Origin

C15: from Latin, apparently from irregularly formed present participle of stāre to stand
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