postulant

postulant

[pos-chuh-luhnt]
noun
1.
a candidate, especially for admission into a religious order.
2.
a person who asks or applies for something.

Origin:
1750–60; < French < Latin postulant- (stem of postulāns), present participle of postulāre to ask for, claim, require

postulantship, noun
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postulant (ˈpɒstjʊlənt)
 
n
a person who makes a request or application, esp a candidate for admission to a religious order
 
[C18: from Latin postulāns asking, from postulāre to ask, demand]
 
'postulancy
 
n
 
'postulantship
 
n

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