adjective[usually postpositive] Heraldry
Represented as running.
- On a mount a stag courant between two laurel branches.
- The last change was in the 1930s when a separate shield was granted to Charles Le Grice of Cornwall and the red and blue were changed into stripes and the boars courant have white spots.
Early 17th century: French, 'running', present participle of courir.
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