Meaning of observant

ob•serv•ant

Pronunciation: (ub-zûr'vunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. quick to notice or perceive; alert.
  2. looking at, watching, or regarding attentively; watchful.
  3. careful in the observing of a law, custom, religious ritual, or the like.
—n.
  1. an observer of law or rule.
  2. (cap.) a member of a Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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