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[ish-oo-uh nt]
  1. Heraldry. (of a beast) represented with the body erect and only the forepart visible: a lion issuant.
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Origin of issuant

First recorded in 1600–10; issue + -ant
Related formsun·is·su·ant, adjective
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Examples from the Web for issuant

Historical Examples

  • A fabulous eagle, always represented as issuant from flames.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell

  • Equivalent to Issuant, but applied only to living creatures.

British Dictionary definitions for issuant


  1. heraldry emerging or issuing
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