What does the word extant mean?

Usage examples for extant

  1. It is singular that Sulla's Memoirs which he revised, and his own work, have not been preserved, for we must suppose that copies of them were abundant; and they were extant in Plutarch's time. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  2. There are pictures still extant of operations for hernia done about this time in an exaggerated Trendelenberg position. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  3. If the Templars' Order were extant, wouldn't I take the vows and bless them! – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida