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regardant

[ri-gahr-dnt] /rɪˈgɑr dnt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of a beast) looking backward:
a stag regardant.
Also, reguardant.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to regard
Related forms
unregardant, adjective
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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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