Definition of pursuivant in English:


Line breaks: pur|sui¦vant
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːsɪv(ə)nt


  • 1British An officer of the College of Arms ranking below a herald. The four ordinary pursuivants are Rouge Croix, Bluemantle, Rouge Dragon, and Portcullis.
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    • I was advised by one of their herald pursuivant that there is no official or legal way up.
    • Please remember that if you are no longer your groups pursuivant/herald, you must submit a change of officer form to your regional and the Dragon Herald.
    • Each Barony is required by Kingdom Law to have a Baronial Pursuivant who acts as the Senior Member of the College of Heralds within their region.
  • 2 archaic A follower or attendant.


late Middle English (denoting a junior heraldic officer): from Old French pursivant, present participle (used as a noun) of pursivre 'follow after'.

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