Pursuivant definitions

pûr'swĭ-vənt
An officer in the British Colleges of Heralds who ranks below a herald.
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In the British Heralds' College, an officer ranking below a herald.
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A follower or attendant.
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A follower; attendant.
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(archaic) Follower.
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(heraldry) A herald of the College of Arms.
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A functionary of lower rank than a herald, but discharging similar duties; called also pursuivant at arms; an attendant of the heralds.
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(freemasonry) A Grand Lodge Officer who guards the inner door during a meeting of the Grand Lodge.
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The king's messenger; a state messenger.
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Origin of pursuivant

Middle English pursevant attendant from Old French poursuivant from present participle of poursuivre to follow from Vulgar Latin prōsequere pursue