attendant

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English attendant, attendaunt, from Old French attendant.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈtɛndənt/
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NounEdit

attendant (plural attendants)

  1. One who attends; one who works with or watches over something.
    Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.
  2. A servant or valet.
  3. (chiefly archaic) A visitor or caller.
  4. That which accompanies or follows.
  5. (law) One who owes a duty or service to another.

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AdjectiveEdit

attendant (comparative more attendant, superlative most attendant)

  1. Going with; associated; concomitant.
    They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.
    • 1822, [Walter Scott], Peveril of the Peak. [], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, III, or IV), Edinburgh: [] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 2392685:
      The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
    • 2012 November 13, European Court of Human Rights, Hristozov and others v. Bulgaria[1], number 47039/11 358/12, marginal 120:
      The applicants […] seek to argue that because of the dire prognosis attaching to their medical condition, they should have been allowed to assume the risks attendant on a potentially life‑saving experimental product.
  2. (law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.
    the widow attendant to the heir
    • 1528, John Perkins, Profitable Booke:
      The tenant in dower [] shall be attendant unto them by the rate and portion of the rent.

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VerbEdit

attendant

  1. present participle of attendre
    En attendant Patrick, j'ai croisé David.
    While waiting for Patrick, I ran into David.

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attendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of attendō