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sejant

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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British Dictionary definitions for sejeant

sejant

sejeant

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

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