Pas"sant (?), a. [F., p.pr. of passer. See Pass, v. i.]

1.

Passing from one to another; in circulation; current.

[Obs.]

Many opinions are passant. Sir T. Browne.

2.

Cursry, careless.

[Obs.]

On a passant rewiew of what I wrote to the bishop. Sir P. Pett.

3.

Surpassing; excelling.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

4. Her.

Walking; -- said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised.

 

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