jurant

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jurant

  1. Under oath; swearing.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Not that such universally prevalent, universally jurant, feeling of Hope, could be a unanimous one.
    • 1847, James Christie, A Vindication of the Church in Scotland:
      Because “the least body” was jurant, and had not the bishops politically “at its head;” therefore, it had them not spiritually!
    • 2015, Stephen G. Myers, Scottish Federalism and Covenantalism in Transition, ISBN 1498280056:
      In the argumentation that follows, there is not much divergence from the standard non-jurant reasoning; if the persuasiveness of Erskine's presentation merited specific publication, the general lines of his argument most certainly did not. However, within this broad conformity to a standard non-jurant position, one detects the early formation of what later would become a robust modified Covenantalism.

Noun[edit]

jurant (plural jurants)

  1. One who has taken an oath, especially a religious one.
    • 1823, John Bristed, Thought, on the Anglican and Anglo-American Churches, page 225:
      They are divided into jurants, and nonjurants. The jurants qualify to the government, and are on the same footing with episcopals in England. The nonjurants, who will not qualify, are avowed friends to the wicked old cause of the pretender.
    • 1841, Robert Smith, Self-inconsistency exemplified, page 10:
      Thus the solemn work of swearing is awfully profaned by both the imposer and the jurant.
    • 1842, William Maxwell Hetherington, History of the Church of Scotland, page 613:
      A very considerable number of the best ministers refused to take that oath; and a schism was like to take place between those who felt at liberty to swear and those who did not, or the jurants and the non-jurants.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

jurant

  1. present participle of jurar

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jurant

  1. present participle of jurer

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

jūrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of jūrō