Definition for EX'TANT

EX'TANT, a. [L. exstans, extans, supra.]

  1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded. That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums. Ray. A body partly immersed in fluid and partly extant. Bentley.
  2. In being; now subsisting; not suppressed, destroyed, or lost. A part only of the history of Livy, and of the writings of Cicero, is now extant. Socrates wrote much, but none of his writings are extant. The extant works of orators and philosophers. Mitford.

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