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statant

[ steyt-nt ]
/ ˈsteɪt nt /
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adjective Heraldry.

(of an animal) represented as standing with all feet on the ground: a bear statant.

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Origin of statant

1490–1500; <Latin stat(us) (past participle of stāre to stand) + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for statant

statant
/ (ˈsteɪtənt) /

adjective

heraldry (of an animal) in profile with all four feet on the ground

Word Origin for statant

C15: from Latin, apparently from irregularly formed present participle of stāre to stand
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