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regardant

re·gar·dant

 (rĭ-gär′dnt)
adj. Heraldry
Looking backward in profile: a lion regardant.

[Middle English, from Old French, present participle of regarder, to regard; see regard.]

regardant

(rɪˈɡɑːdənt)
adj
(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
[C15: from Old French]

re•gard•ant

(rɪˈgɑr dnt)

adj.
(of a heraldic animal) looking backward over the shoulder.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to look]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.regardant - looking backward
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"