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Webster 1913 Edition


Jacent

Ja′cent

,
Adj.
[L.
jacens
, p. pr. of
jacere
to lie: cf. F.
jacent
.]
Lying at length;
as, the
jacent
posture
.
[R.]
Sir H. Wotton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jacent

JA'CENT

,
Adj.
[L. jacens,jaceo, to lie.] Lying at length.

Definition 2021


jacent

jacent

English

Adjective

jacent (not comparable)

  1. Lying at length.
    the jacent posture


French

Adjective

jacent m (feminine singular jacente, masculine plural jacents, feminine plural jacentes)

  1. underlying

Derived terms


Latin

Verb

jacent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of jaceō