supplicant


1sup·pli·cant

noun \ˈsə-pli-kənt\

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

Full Definition of SUPPLICANT

:  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>

First Known Use of SUPPLICANT

1591

2supplicant

adjective

Definition of SUPPLICANT

:  suppliant

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>

First Known Use of SUPPLICANT

1597

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