Definition of statant in English:


Line breaks: sta|tant
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪtənt


[usually postpositive] Heraldry
  • (Of an animal) standing with all four paws on the ground.
    More example sentences
    • In his Pride reserved for peacocks, it is shown statant affronty with the tail feathers spread.
    • As a rule of thumb, most birds are statant close by default; see specific entries for exceptions to this.
    • A lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the words FOR VALOUR on a semi circular scroll.


late 15th century: formed irregularly from Latin stat- 'fixed, stationary' (from the verb stare 'to stand') + -ant.

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