Origin of extant
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In fact, Lau believes that cases of sexual assault do not belong in a university, but in the extant legal and judicial systems.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?|Emily Shire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alas, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has already said that if Extant is a hit like Dome, it will return next year.
Today,” Deptula said, “the Russians have an extant significant advantage in their surface to air capabilities.
The extant issues are numerous but at least we know what they are.Hopes for Religion in 2014 Include Tolerance, More Women, Less Politics|Joshua DuBois|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One might generously say that Simpson and Bowles are just bowing to the extant political reality.
Of these five poets, some were not born when Pope's version was published; and, of the rest, not one had penned a line now extant.
The extant educational system suffers from a threefold inadequacy.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
The first of these letters has not come down to us, the two last are extant.
His Annals are yet extant, and prove him to have been a man of great and various learning.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
In this greater and more mature work Sallust may have avoided some of the faults of style that appear in the extant treatises.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
British Dictionary definitions for extant
Word Origin for extant
Word Origin and History for extant
1540s, "standing out above a surface," from Latin extantem (nominative extans), present participle of extare "stand out, be visible, exist," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "in existence" attested in English by 1560s.