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supplicant

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noun sup·pli·cant \ˈsə-pli-kənt\

Simple Definition of supplicant

  • : a person who asks for something in a respectful way from a powerful person or God

Full Definition of supplicant

  1. :  one who supplicates

Examples of supplicant

  1. <the new governor soon had to deal with a long line of supplicants asking for jobs and other political favors>



1591

First Known Use of supplicant

1591


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supplicant

adjective sup·pli·cant

Definition of supplicant



Examples of supplicant

  1. <hated having to go before his boss like a supplicant beggar whenever he needed some time off to attend to personal matters>



1597

First Known Use of supplicant

1597


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