- (of a beast) looking backward: a stag regardant.
Origin of regardant
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard
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Examples from the Web for regardant
Here, if any where, we should expect52 the term 'regardant,' but it is not forthcoming.
On the other hand, 'regardant' is used quite independently of villainage.
Or, two lions azure, regardant combatant, their tails couped.'Beechcroft at Rockstone
Charlotte M. Yonge
The unicorn (regardant on either side of the device) appears for the first time in an English mark.Printers' Marks
He moved towards the little door out of the department into the house, moving, as heralds say, regardant passant.Kipps
H. G. Wells
- (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
C15: from Old French; see regard
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