attendant

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Middle French

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Noun[edit]

attendant (plural attendants)

  1. One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
    Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.
  2. A servant or valet.
  3. (chiefly archaic) A visitor or caller.

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Adjective[edit]

attendant (comparative more attendant, superlative most attendant)

  1. Going with; associated; concomitant.
    They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
    • 2012 November 13, European Court of Human Rights, Hristozov and others v. Bulgaria[1], number 47039/11 358/12, marginal 120:
      The applicants […] seek to argue that because of the dire prognosis attaching to their medical condition, they should have been allowed to assume the risks attendant on a potentially life‑saving experimental product.
  2. (law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.
    the widow attendant to the heir
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

attendant

  1. present participle of attendre
    En attendant Patrick, j'ai croisé David.

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Verb[edit]

attendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of attendō