applicant

[ap-li-kuhnt]
noun
a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate: an applicant for a position.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin applicant- (stem of applicāns applying, present participle of applicāre). See apply, -ant

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applicant (ˈæplɪkənt)
 
n
a person who applies, as for a job, grant, support, etc; candidate
 
[C15: from Latin applicāns, from applicāre to apply]

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applicant
"one who applies," late 15c., from L. applicantem (nom. applicans), prp. of applicare (see apply).
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Example sentences
One applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school.
One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school.
Each applicant also submitted a photograph that they took themselves, which
  illustrated the subject of their essay.
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