regardant

or re·guard·ant

[ ri-gahr-dnt ]
/ rɪˈgɑr dnt /

adjective Heraldry.

(of a beast) looking backward: a stag regardant.

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Origin of regardant

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard

OTHER WORDS FROM regardant

un·re·gard·ant, adjective

Words nearby regardant

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British Dictionary definitions for regardant

regardant
/ (rɪˈɡɑːdənt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder

Word Origin for regardant

C15: from Old French; see regard
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