jessant

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French gesant.

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jessant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Describing a charge which appears over, or covers, another charge as well as the field.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 61:
      That night she finds a locket on her pillow. Gold, in the shape of a heart, Cupids jessant round the perimeter.

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