postulant


pos·tu·lant

noun \ˈpäs-chə-lənt\

Definition of POSTULANT

1
:  a person admitted to a religious order as a probationary candidate for membership
2
:  a person on probation before being admitted as a candidate for holy orders in the Episcopal Church

Origin of POSTULANT

French, petitioner, candidate, postulant, from Middle French, from present participle of postuler to demand, solicit, from Latin postulare
First Known Use: 1759

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