pretendant

noun
pre·​tend·​ant | \ -dənt \
plural -s

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History and Etymology for pretendant

Middle French, from pretendant, present participle of pretendre to claim, aspire, from Latin praetendere

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“Pretendant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretendant. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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