The definition of extant is something that still exists.(adjective)
An example of extant used as an adjective is an extant law which means a law that is currently active.
See extant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L extans, exstans, prp. of exstare, to stand out or forth < ex-, out + stare, stand
See extant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin exstāns, exstant-
Origin: , present participle of exstāre, to stand out
Origin: : ex-, ex-
Origin: + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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