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applicant

[ap-li-kuh nt] /ˈæp lɪ kənt/
noun
1.
a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate:
an applicant for a position.
Origin of applicant
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin applicant- (stem of applicāns applying, present participle of applicāre). See apply, -ant
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applicant

/ˈæplɪkənt/
noun
1.
a person who applies, as for a job, grant, support, etc; candidate
Word Origin
C15: from Latin applicāns, from applicāre to apply
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Word Origin and History for applicant
n.

"one who applies," late 15c., from Latin applicantem (nominative applicans), present participle of applicare (see apply).

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