guardant

guardant

[gahr-dnt]
adjective Heraldry.
(of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side: a lion guardant.
Also, gardant.


Origin:
1565–75; < French gardant, present participle of garder. See guard, -ant

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guardant or gardant (ˈɡɑːdənt)
 
adj
(usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown full face
 
[C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard]
 
gardant or gardant
 
adj
 
[C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard]

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