Ob*serv"ant (?), a. [L. observans, -anits, p. pr. of observare: cf. F. observant. See Observe.]

1.

Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful; attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits

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Wandering from clime to clime observant stray'd. Pope.

2.

Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of rules.

We are told how observant Alexander was of his master Aristotle. Sir K. Digby.

 

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Ob*serv"ant, n.

1.

One who observes forms and rules.

[Obs.]

Hooker.

2.

A sycophantic servant.

[Obs.]

Silly ducking observants, That stretch their duties nicely. Shak.

3. R.C.Ch.

An Observantine.

 

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