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jessant

[ jes-uhnt ]
/ ˈdʒɛs ənt /
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adjective Heraldry.
shooting up, as a plant.
coming forth; issuant.
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Origin of jessant

1600–10; perhaps alteration of obsolete issantissuant, by association with obsolete jessant (of a charge) lying on top of another charge <Middle French gesant (present participle of gesir ≪ Latin jacēre to lie), equivalent to ges- lie + -ant-ant
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How to use jessant in a sentence

  • A curious development or use of the leopard's face occurs when it is jessant-de-lis (Fig. 332).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
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