Definition of statant in English:

statant

adjective

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

statant

/ˈstātnt/