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passant

[pas-uh nt] /ˈpæs ənt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of a beast) represented as in the act of walking, with one forepaw raised.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of passer to pass; see -ant
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passant

/ˈpæsənt/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) walking, with the right foreleg raised
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, present participle of passer to pass
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Word Origin and History for passant
adj.

late 14c., from Old French passant, present participle of passer (see pass (v.)).

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