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attendant (n.)

"one who waits upon another," early 15c., from the adjective or from French noun use of present participle of atendre (see attend).

attendant (adj.)

late 14c., "solicitous, attentive," from Old French atendant, present participle of atendre "expect, wait for, pay attention" (see attend (v.)). Sense of "serving under, accompanying in a dependent position" is from c. 1400; that of "closely consequent" is from 1610s.

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Definitions of attendant from WordNet
1
attendant (n.)
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another;
Synonyms: attender / tender
attendant (n.)
a person who is present and participates in a meeting;
Synonyms: attender / attendee / meeter
attendant (n.)
an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another;
Synonyms: accompaniment / concomitant / co-occurrence
2
attendant (adj.)
being present (at a meeting or event, etc.);
attendant members of the congregation
attendant (adj.)
occurring with or following as a consequence;
an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
attendant circumstances
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