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sejant

or se·jeant

[ see-juhnt ]
/ ˈsi dʒənt /
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adjective Heraldry.

(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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British Dictionary definitions for sejant

sejant

sejeant

/ (ˈsiːdʒənt) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for sejant

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