pursuivant definition

  • noun:
    • An officer within the British Colleges of Heralds who ranks below a herald.
    • A follower or attendant.
    • follower
    • a herald for the College of Arms
    • a Grand Lodge Officer which guards the inner door during a meeting associated with Grand Lodge
    • A functionary of reduced position than a herald, but discharging similar duties; -- called in addition pursuivant at arms; an attendant of heralds. Additionally utilized figuratively.
    • The king's messenger; a situation messenger.
    • A follower, attendant, or messenger; especially, one who went to the king in his wars.
    • circumstances messenger; an officer which executes warrants.
    • among third and lowest order of heraldic officials.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to follow.
  • others:
    • to follow; follow after; chase.

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