- (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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- (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
C15: from Old French; see regard