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regardant

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[ri-gahr-dnt] /rɪˈgɑr dnt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of a beast) looking backward:
a stag regardant.
Origin of regardant
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard
Related forms
unregardant, adjective
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  • The expression 'regardant' never occurs in the pleadings at all, but 'regardant to a manor' is used often.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • On the other hand, 'regardant' is used quite independently of villainage.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • The terms 'regardant' and 'in gross' have nothing to do with a legal distinction of status.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • Or, two lions azure, regardant combatant, their tails couped.'

    Beechcroft at Rockstone Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Here, if any where, we should expect52 the term 'regardant,' but it is not forthcoming.

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • He moved towards the little door out of the department into the house, moving, as heralds say, regardant passant.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • Opposite, on the other side of the fire and evidently very angry, stood Lady Ragnall, regardant.

    The Ancient Allan H. Rider Haggard
  • Franz s'arrta, regardant cette forme, dont le profil s'accentuait peu peu.

  • The unicorn (regardant on either side of the device) appears for the first time in an English mark.

    Printers' Marks William Roberts
  • In a case of 1322, for instance, we have53 'within the manor' where we should expect to find 'regardant to the manor.'

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
British Dictionary definitions for regardant

regardant

/rɪˈɡɑːdənt/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
Word Origin
C15: from Old French; see regard
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