exercitant

noun ex·er·ci·tant \igˈzərsətənt, eg-\

Definition of exercitant

plural

-s

  1. :  one engaged in spiritual exercises

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Origin and Etymology of exercitant

French, probably from Late Latin exercitant-, exercitans, present participle of exercitare to meditate, from Latin, to exercise diligently, from exercitus, past participle of exercēre to drive on, keep busy — more at 1exercise


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