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Looking backward in profile: a lion regardant.
[Middle English, from Old French, present participle of regarder, to regard; see regard.]
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(Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown looking backwards over its shoulder
[C15: from Old French]
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(of a heraldic animal) looking backward over the shoulder.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of regarder to look]
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|Adj.||1.||regardant - looking backward|
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
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