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sejant

or se·jeant

[ see-juhnt ]

adjective

, Heraldry.
  1. (of an animal) represented in a sitting posture:

    a lion sejant.



sejant

/ ˈsiːdʒənt /

adjective

  1. usually postpositive heraldry (of a beast) shown seated


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sejant1

1490–1500; variant of seiante < Anglo-French; Middle French seant, equivalent to se- (stem of seoir < Latin sedēre to sit 1 ) + -ant -ant

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sejant1

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

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Example Sentences

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

Crest: on a coronet, a griffin sejant, with wings displayed or.

From the nature of the animal, the kangaroo is depicted sejant.

On the crown is the crest of Scotland—a crowned lion sejant, holding in one paw a sceptre and in the other a sword.

The true lion sejant is represented in profile, seated on its haunches, with the forepaws resting on the ground (Fig. 304).

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