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[usually postpositive] Represented as running.‘white horse courant’
- ‘The last change was in the 1930s when a separate shield was granted to Charles Le Grice of Cornwall and the red and blue were changed into stripes and the boars courant have white spots.’
- ‘On a mount a stag courant between two laurel branches.’
Early 17th century: French, running present participle of courir.
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