Definitions

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  • adj. counterpassant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Counterpassant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as counter-passant.

Etymologies

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Compare French repassant, present participle.

Examples

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  • Apparently not strictly medieval, according to this definition.

    c1828 BERRY Encycl. Her. I. Gloss., Re-passant, or Counter-Passant, that is, when two lions, or other animals, are borne going contrary ways, one of which is passant, by walking towards the dexter side of the shield, in the usual way, and the other re-passant by going towards the sinister.

    February 5, 2007