statant

statant

[steyt-nt]
adjective Heraldry.
(of an animal) represented as standing with all feet on the ground: a bear statant.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Latin stat(us) (past participle of stāre to stand) + -ant

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statant (ˈsteɪtənt)
 
adj
heraldry (of an animal) in profile with all four feet on the ground
 
[C15: from Latin, apparently from irregularly formed present participle of stāre to stand]

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