Definition of Pursuivants

1. Noun. (plural of pursuivant) ¹



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Definition of Pursuivants

1. pursuivant [n] - See also: pursuivant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pursuivants

pursuees
pursuer
pursuers
pursues
pursuest
pursueth
pursuing
pursuingly
pursuings
pursuit
pursuite
pursuiter
pursuites
pursuits
pursuivant
pursuivants (current term)
pursy
purtenance
purtenances
purtier
purtiest
purtraid
purtrayd
purty
purulence
purulences
purulencies
purulency
purulent
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Literary usage of Pursuivants

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1. The Chronicle of the English Augustinian Canonesses Regular of the Lateran by Adam Hamilton (1906)
"THE pursuivants AT MR ... The foresaid gentleman living there, it happened that once the pursuivants came on a sudden. ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"Grooms of his late Royal Highness's Bedchamber. pursuivants : 'George Frederick Beltz, esq. Portcullis. William Woods, esq. ..."

3. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"pursuivants at Arms.—Courts and Tribunals of Love.—Creation of Knights.—Degradation of Knights.—Judicial Duels.—Trials by Ordeal.—Feudal Champions. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"While there, he was arrested by the pursuivants, and together with Battie was tried at York and sentenced to death for high treason. ..."

5. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris (1816)
"heralds and pursuivants of arms, repaired to their stations at the four great corner pillars of the theatre. The Recognition. ..."

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