suppliant

[suhp-lee-uhnt]
noun
1.
a person who supplicates; petitioner.
adjective
3.
expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of supplier < Latin supplicāre to beseech, supplicate. See -ant

suppliantly, adverb
suppliantness, noun
unsuppliant, adjective

supplant, supplicant, suppliant.
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Suppliants, The

noun
1.
a tragedy (c463 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
2.
a tragedy (c420 b.c.) by Euripides.
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suppliant (ˈsʌplɪənt)
 
adj
1.  expressing entreaty or supplication
 
n, —adj
2.  another word for supplicant
 
[C15: from French supplier to beseech, from Latin supplicāre to kneel in entreaty; see supple]
 
'suppliantly
 
adv
 
'suppliance
 
n

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suppliant
1429, "humble petitioner," from M.Fr. suppliant, originally prp. of supplier "to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray," from L. supplicare "beg, beseech" (see supplication).
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It frit itself powerful enough te trample upon its suppliants.
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