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or se·jeant

[see-juh nt]
adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of an animal) represented in a sitting posture: a lion sejant.
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Origin of sejant

1490–1500; variant of seiante < Anglo-French; Middle French seant, equivalent to se- (stem of seoir < Latin sedēre to sit1) + -ant -ant
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Historical Examples of sejant

  • Sea lions, however, will also be found "sejant" and "sejant-erect" (Fig. 314).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • As a Supporter the Lion is represented rampant, rampant reguardant, and sejant rampant.

British Dictionary definitions for sejant



  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown seated
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Word Origin for sejant

C16: variant of seant, from Old French, from seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre
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