supplicant 1 of 2

as in prayerful
asking humbly 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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as in suppliant
one who asks earnestly for a favor or gift the new governor soon had to deal with a long line of supplicants asking for jobs and other political favors

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“Supplicant.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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