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supplicant

[suhp-li-kuh nt] /ˈsʌp lɪ kənt/
adjective
noun
2.
a suppliant.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin supplicant- (stem of supplicāns), present participle of supplicāre to supplicate; see -ant; doublet of suppliant
Can be confused
supplant, supplicant, suppliant.
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Examples for supplicant
  • 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.
  • The state, in other words, is simply a supplicant coming to the federal sovereign.
British Dictionary definitions for supplicant

supplicant

/ˈsʌplɪkənt/
noun
1.
a person who supplicates
adjective
2.
entreating humbly; supplicating
Word Origin
C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple
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Word Origin and History for supplicant
adj.

1590s, from Latin supplicantem (nominative supplicans), present participle of supplicare "plead humbly" (see supplication).

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