Observant : Definition

Observant

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Pronunciation : Ob*serv"ant
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. observans, -anits, p. pr. of observare: cf. F. observant. See Observe.]
Definition : 1. Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful; attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits. Wandering from clime to clime observant stray'd. Pope.

2. Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of rules. We are told how observant Alexander was of his master Aristotle. Sir K. Digby.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ob*serv"ant
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. One who observes forms and rules. [Obs.] Hooker.

2. A sycophantic servant. [Obs.] Silly ducking observants, That stretch their duties nicely. Shak.

3. (R.C.Ch.)

Defn: An Observantine.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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