American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Heraldry Designating an animal with only the upper part depicted.
- adj. Archaic Emerging.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Emerging: in heraldry, said of a beast of which only the upper half is seen. Especially— When emerging from the lower edge or bottom of a chief, and therefore borne upon the chief: as, a chief gules, a demi-lion issuant argent. In this sense contrasted with ascendant, which means rising from the bottom of a shield or from the outer edge of a fesse, etc., and with jessant and naissant, which mean rising from the middle of an ordinary, as a fesse, and usually borne partly on the ordinary and partly on the field above it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Her.) Issuing or coming up; -- a term used to express a charge or bearing rising or coming out of another.
“Bring about it to be brought about and it will be, loke, our lake lemanted, that greyt lack, the citye of Is is issuant (atlanst!), urban and orbal, through seep froms umber under wasseres of Erie.”
“On a chief, _Nebulæ_, ermine, one complete doctor, issuant, checkie, sustaining in his right hand a baton of the second.”
“On the dexter and sinister sides, two demi-doctors, issuant of the second, and two cane heads, issuant of the third; the first having one eye, couchant, towards the dexter side of the escutcheon; the second faced, per pale, proper, and gules guardant.”
“_ A fabulous eagle, always represented as issuant from flames.”
“Marquis Montagu may have used, he certainly did use the Gryphon, issuant out of a ducal coronet, as this appears alone for his crest, on his garter plate, as a crest for Montagu, he having given the arms of that family precedence over his paternal coat of Nevile; the king - maker, likewise, upon his seal, gives the precedence to Montagu and”
“Northumberland, distinguished his own retainers, however, by the special request of the ancient Montagus. -- a Gryphon issuant from a ducal crown.”
“In his own country the king granted these honourable augmentations to his armorial ensign: a chief undulated, ARGENT: thereon waves of the sea; from which a palm tree issuant, between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister all proper; and for his crest, on”
“We were constrained in the fourth quarter because of our work on the $500 million bond issuant.”
“Normal earned premium amounted to $155 million in the quarter, down 13\% from the comparable prior year quarter primarily due to the reduced premiums written, runoff and accelerations of the portfolio due to re-fundings and the issuant guarantee transaction that took place late last year.”
“Second, a demi-lion issuant from a wreath, holding a sprig of — in his paw.”
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