/ (ˈneɪsənt) /
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heraldry (of a beast) having only the forepart shown above a horizontal division of a shield
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Word Origin for naissant
C16: from Old French, literally: being born. See nascent
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Demi-lion naissant issues from the centre of an ordinary, and not from behind it.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies