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pas·sant

 (păs′ənt)
adj. Heraldry
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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passant

(ˈpæsənt)
adj
(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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pas•sant

(ˈpæs ənt)

adj.
(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.passant - in walking position with right foreleg raised
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
erect, upright, vertical - upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"
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