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 for Pursuivant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pursuivant \Pur"sui*vant\, n. [F. poursuivant, fr. poursuivre.
     See Pursue, and cf. Pursuant.] [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.
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              The herald Hope, forerunning Fear,
              And Fear, the pursuivant of Hope.     --Longfellow.
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     2. The king's messenger; a state messenger.
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              One pursuivant who attempted to execute a warrant
              there was murdered.                   --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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