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passant (adj.)

c. 1300, passaunt, "transitory" (of things); transient, traveling" (of persons), from Old French passant, present-participle adjective from passer (see pass (v.)).

updated on February 10, 2020

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Definitions of passant from WordNet

passant (adj.)
in walking position with right foreleg raised;
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