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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attendant  \At*tend"ant\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  attends  or  accompanies  in  any  character  whatever, 
  as  a  friend,  companion,  servant,  agent,  or  suitor.  ``A 
  train  of  attendants.''  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  present  and  takes  part  in  the  proceedings;  as 
  an  attendant  at  a  meeting. 
 
  3.  That  which  accompanies;  a  concomitant. 
 
  [A]  sense  of  fame,  the  attendant  of  noble  spirits. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  (Law)  One  who  owes  duty  or  service  to  or  depends  on 
  another.  --Cowell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attendant  \At*tend"ant\,  a.  [F.  attendant,  p.  pr  of  attendre 
  See  {Attend},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Being  present,  or  in  the  train;  accompanying;  in  waiting. 
 
  From  the  attendant  flotilla  rang  notes  triumph. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Cherub  and  Seraph  .  .  .  attendant  on  their  Lord. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Accompanying,  connected  with  or  immediately  following,  as 
  consequential;  consequent;  as  intemperance  with  all  its 
  attendant  evils. 
 
  The  natural  melancholy  attendant  upon  his  situation 
  added  to  the  gloom  of  the  owner  of  the  mansion. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Depending  on  or  owing  duty  or  service  to  as  the 
  widow  attendant  to  the  heir.  --Cowell. 
 
  {Attendant  keys}  (Mus.),  the  keys  or  scales  most  nearly 
  related  to  or  having  most  in  common  with  the  principal 
  key;  those  namely,  of  its  fifth  above,  or  dominant,  its 
  fifth  below  (fourth  above),  or  subdominant,  and  its 
  relative  minor  or  major. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attendant 
  adj  :  following  as  a  consequence;  "an  excessive  growth  of 
  bureaucracy,  with  related  problems";  "snags  incidental 
  to  the  changeover  in  management"  [syn:  {accompanying}, 
  {concomitant},  {incidental},  {incidental  to(p)}] 
  n  1:  one  who  attends  or  waits  on  another 
  2:  a  person  who  is  present 




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