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Being a beast facing and walking toward the viewer's left with one front leg raised.
[Middle English, from Old French, present participle of passer, to pass; see pass.]
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(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) walking, with the right foreleg raised
[C14: from Old French, present participle of passer to pass]
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(of a heraldic animal) walking with the farther forepaw elevated.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of passer to pass]
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|Adj.||1.||passant - in walking position with right foreleg raised|
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
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