Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Seated, sitting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sitting, as a lion or other beast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, sitting, like a cat, with the fore legs upright: applied to a lion or other beast. Assis is a synonym.
  • n. A coin on which a lion or other animal is represented in a sitting attitude.

Etymologies

French séant, present participle of seoir ("to sit"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dial-block is placed on an Ionic column standing on six steps, and is crowned by a lion sejant holding a shield which bears the city arms.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • At Inverkeithing, Fifeshire, the pillar is surmounted by a unicorn, sejant and collared, supporting a shield whereon is the cross of St Andrew, and below the unicorn are the dials.

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • Beneath it, on a daïs of a single step, stood a velvet chair, with gilded arms, and worked with the royal shield in the embroidery of the back -- with a crowned lion _sejant, guardant_, for the crest above the crown.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • The first is a battern topaz, same of thistles, emerald, ensigned with an imperial crown proper, and thereon the crest of Scotland, which is a lion sejant guardian ruby, crowned with the like crown he sits on, having in his dexter paw a sword proper, the pommel and hilt, topaz; and in the sinister a sceptre of the last.

    Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

  • Britisher, whose pride it is, sees the 'lion of England who has laid his paw upon the key of the Mediterranean,' and compares it with the king of beasts, sejant, the tail being Europa Point.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • A Scottish Lion sejant usually has his fore paws raised in the air, and in English terms of blazon would be described as “_Sejant erect_” or “_Sejant rampant_.”

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • _Upon the Crown of Scotland, a lion sejant erect affronté gules; crowned or, holding in the dexter paw a sword, and in the sinister a sceptre, both proper_ (SCOTLAND).

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • Arms of the Office are -- _Arg., a lion sejant erect and affronté gu., holding in his dexter paw a thistle slipped vert, and in the sinister an escutcheon of the second; on a chief az., a saltire of the first_: No. 266.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • Crown, a lion sejant affronté erect gu.; imperially crowned, holding in the dexter paw a sword, and in the sinister paw a sceptre, both erect and ppr. _; with the motto -- IN: DEFENSE; assumed by JAMES V.; borne by

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • Above a wreath a mount, thereon a squirrel sejant, cracking a nut, all proper.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

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