passant

passant

[pas-uhnt]
adjective Heraldry.
(of a beast) represented as in the act of walking, with one forepaw raised.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of passer to pass; see -ant

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passant (ˈpæsənt)
 
adj
(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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