Definition of pursuivant in English:

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pursuivant

Pronunciation: /ˈpərsəvənt/
/ˈpərswəvənt/

noun

1British An officer of the College of Arms.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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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Syllabification: pur·sui·vant

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