counterpassant definition

  • adjective:
    • Passant in reverse guidelines; stated of two pets.
    • Passant in contrary instructions; -- stated of two pets.
    • Passant in opposing instructions; stated of two animals.
    • Passant in opposite instructions; -- said of two creatures.
  • others:
    • In heraldry, passant in contrary directions: said of beasts used as bearings.
    • In heraldry, passant in contrary directions: stated of beasts made use of as bearings.
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