Bezant Definition

bĕzənt, bə-zănt
noun
A flat disk used as an ornament.
American Heritage
The solidus, a gold coin issued in Byzantium.
Webster's New World
An ornamental flat disk or circular figure representing such a coin.
Webster's New World

(history) A coin made of gold or silver, minted at Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.

Wiktionary
(heraldry) The heraldic representation of a gold coin.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Bezant

Noun

Singular:
bezant
Plural:
bezants

Origin of Bezant

  • Middle English besant from Old French from Medieval Latin Bȳzantius from Latin of Byzantium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French bezant, nominative bezanz, from Latin byzantius (“of Byzantium”).

    From Wiktionary

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