levant and couchant (lev-<<schwa>>nt / kow-ch<<schwa>>nt), adj.[Law French couchant et levant “lying down and rising up”] Hist. (Of cattle and other beasts) trespassing on land for a period long enough to have lain down to rest and risen to feed (usu. at least one night and one day). • This period was the minimum required as grounds for distraint. — Also termed couchant and levant.
[Blacks Law 8th]