Medieval Glossary

Rampant Gardant

In heraldry, a variation of rampant. Ramapant gardent is an epithet applied to a lion or other beast of prey when placed erect on the two hind legs, with only one of the fore legs elevated and the head turned toward the spectator.

Related term(s): Heraldry; Rampant; Rampant Regardant; Counter-rampant; Charge (Heraldry); Escutcheon
Category: Heraldry
Added: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 473.


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