Statant, (fr. arrêté): a term signifying standing still with all the feet touching the ground, applied generally to animals, e.g. to a lion and wolf, q.v.; to some birds, e.g. a stork, q.v.; the heron being generally drawn so. Frequently it is applied to the griffin. To stags when in this position and gardant the term ‘at gaze’ is applied. The head of an animal statant may be gardant, but if so it should be mentioned.
Argent, a griffin statant sable, armed azure–HALTON.
Azure, a griffin statant or–GARDENER, London.