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Definition of "pursuivant" []

  • An officer in the British Colleges of Heralds who ranks below a herald. (noun)
  • A follower or attendant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pursuivant" in a sentence
  • "And once a royal messenger (called a pursuivant-at-arms) came down in person, and carried the great lady to London, and there she stayed many days, and was threatened with many things and great punishments, yea, even to be tried by the Lord Jeffreys for high treason, in resisting the king's order to deliver up her grandchild to its natural guardian -- which was its father, the Viscount Mallerden, now created by royal favour"
  • "It's a mushroom cloud field with a velociraptor/"Gray" alien hybrid pursuivant."
  • "Yet she also employed the services of her own pursuivant and torturer of Catholic priests, Richard Topcliffe."