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supplicant

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noun sup·pli·cant \ ˈsə-pli-kənt \

Definition of supplicant

:one who supplicates

Examples of supplicant in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of supplicant

15th century


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supplicant

adjective

Definition of supplicant

Examples of supplicant in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of supplicant

1577


SUPPLICANT Defined for English Language Learners

supplicant

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Definition of supplicant for English Language Learners

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


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