[French zhee-zahn]

noun, plural gi·sants [French zhee-zahn] /French ʒiˈzɑ̃/.

a sculptured representation of a dead person in a recumbent position, usually as part of a sepulchral monument.

Origin of gisant

< French, noun use of present participle of gésir to lie ≪ Latin jacēre; see -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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