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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·sui·vant /ˈpɝsɪvənt, swɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·sui·vant n.  [Written also poursuivant.]
 1. Heralds' College A functionary of lower rank than a herald, but discharging similar duties; -- called also pursuivant at arms; an attendant of the heralds. Also used figuratively.
 The herald Hope, forerunning Fear,
 And Fear, the pursuivant of Hope.   --Longfellow.
 2. The king's messenger; a state messenger.
    One pursuivant who attempted to execute a warrant there was murdered.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·sui·vant, v. t. To pursue. [Obs. & R.]
    Their navy was pursuivanted after with a horrible tempest.   --Fuller.