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jessant

[jes-uh nt]
adjective Heraldry.
  1. shooting up, as a plant.
  2. coming forth; issuant.
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Origin of jessant

1600–10; perhaps alteration of obsolete issant issuant, by association with obsolete jessant (of a charge) lying on top of another charge < Middle French gesant (present participle of gesirLatin jacēre to lie), equivalent to ges- lie + -ant -ant
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