supplicant

[suhp-li-kuhnt]
adjective
noun
2.
a suppliant.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin supplicant- (stem of supplicāns), present participle of supplicāre to supplicate; see -ant; doublet of suppliant

supplant, supplicant, suppliant.
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supplicant or suppliant (ˈsʌplɪkənt)
 
n
1.  a person who supplicates
 
adj
2.  entreating humbly; supplicating
 
[C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple]
 
suppliant or suppliant
 
n
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple]

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supplicant
1597, from L. supplicantem (nom. supplicans), prp. of supplicare "plead humbly" (see supplication).
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Example sentences
Bush sold himself in part on the strength of his personal journey from sinner to supplicant.
But having one helps you make the mental move from supplicant to peer.
In one scene after another, he is shown standing on a doorstep, a silent supplicant holding a wrapped bouquet of flowers.
Indubitably, and therefore a supplicant for generosity.
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