from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, rising on the hind legs, usually with the wings raised or indorsed: an epithet noting the griffin: equivalent to rampant and salient.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective heraldry A posture of winged quadrupeds, a shorthand for "rampant, wings elevated and addorsed".


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  • Most charmingly, there is an array of heraldic beasts: lions passant, dragons rampant, griffins segreant and more.

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