Definition of statant in English:

statant

adjective

Heraldry
  • usually postpositive (of an animal) standing with all four paws on the ground.

    • ‘In his Pride reserved for peacocks, it is shown statant affronty with the tail feathers spread.’
    • ‘As a rule of thumb, most birds are statant close by default; see specific entries for exceptions to this.’
    • ‘A boar statant gules armed and hoofed or holding in the mouth a nettle leaf vert.’
    • ‘They are usually found statant affronty in both SCA and Period heraldry.’
    • ‘A lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the words FOR VALOUR on a semi circular scroll.’

Origin

Late 15th century: formed irregularly from Latin stat- ‘fixed, stationary’ (from the verb stare ‘to stand’) + -ant.

Pronunciation

statant

/ˈsteɪtənt/