pursuivant

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pur·sui·vant

 (pûr′swĭ-vənt)
n.
1. An officer in the British Colleges of Heralds who ranks below a herald.
2. A follower or attendant.

[Middle English pursevant, attendant, from Old French poursuivant, from present participle of poursuivre, to follow, from Vulgar Latin *prōsequere; see pursue.]

pursuivant

(ˈpɜːsɪvənt)
n
1. (Heraldry) the lowest rank of heraldic officer
2. (Historical Terms) history a state or royal messenger
3. (Historical Terms) history a follower or attendant
[C14: from Old French, from poursivre to pursue]

pur•sui•vant

(ˈpɜr swɪ vənt)

n.
1. a heraldic officer of the lowest class, ranking below a herald.
2. an attendant; follower.
[1350–1400; Middle English pursevant < Middle French purs(u)ivant, present participle of pursuivre to pursue, follow]