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predicative (of the upper part of an animal) shown rising up or out from another bearing, especially from the bottom of a chief or from behind a fess.
- ‘This is because the charges on the shield duplicate the crest which in many cases is a demi-creature issuant from a crown.’
Early 17th century: from issue + -ant (on the pattern of French present participles ending in -ant).
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