from The Century Dictionary.

  • In art, facing each other; front to front: said of two figures.
  • Specifically, in heraldry, applied to animals represented front to front, or aspectant: opposed to adorsed;
  • facing the spectator directly, as the lion in the royal crest of Scotland, not with merely the head turned outward. See gardant and cut under crest.
  • Equivalent forms are affrontée (feminine) andconfronté.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Her.) Face to face, or front to front; facing.


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