Pursuivant Definition

pûrswĭ-vənt
noun
In the British Heralds' College, an officer ranking below a herald.
Webster's New World
A follower; attendant.
Webster's New World

(archaic) Follower.

Wiktionary
(freemasonry) A Grand Lodge Officer who guards the inner door during a meeting of the Grand Lodge.
Wiktionary
The king's messenger; a state messenger.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Pursuivant

Noun

Singular:
pursuivant
Plural:
pursuivants

Origin of Pursuivant

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

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

  • Middle English, from Old French pursuivant, present participle of pursuivre ("˜to follow').

    From Wiktionary

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