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guardant

[gahr-dnt] /ˈgɑr dnt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of an animal) depicted full-faced but with the body seen from the side:
a lion guardant.
Also, gardant.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < French gardant, present participle of garder. See guard, -ant
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guardant

/ˈɡɑːdənt/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) shown full face
Word Origin
C16: from French gardant guarding, from garder to guard
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