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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Pas"sant
  1. Passing from one to another; in circulation; current.(Obs)"Many opinions are passant." [Sir T. Browne.]
  2. Curs�ry, careless.(Obs)"On a passant rewiew of what I wrote to the bishop." [Sir P. Pett.]
  3. Surpassing; excelling.(Obs)
  4. [Her] Walking; -- said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised.

Etymology: F., p. pr. of passer. See Pass (v. i.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. In walking position with right foreleg raised

From Anglo-Norman passant, Middle French passant.

  1. (chess) part of the phrase en passant

passant was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, French, Latin, and Old French

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Past life for Passant born Feb 3, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1875. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.