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sejant

[see-juh nt] /ˈsi dʒənt/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of an animal) represented in a sitting posture:
a lion sejant.
Also, sejeant.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; variant of seiante < Anglo-French; Middle French seant, equivalent to se- (stem of seoir < Latin sedēre to sit1) + -ant -ant
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sejant

/ˈsiːdʒənt/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) (of a beast) shown seated
Word Origin
C16: variant of seant, from Old French, from seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre
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