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applicant

[ ap-li-kuhnt ]
/ ˈæp lɪ kənt /
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noun

a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate: an applicant for a position.

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Origin of applicant

First recorded in 1475–85, applicant is from the Latin word applicant- (stem of applicāns applying, present participle of applicāre). See apply, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for applicant

applicant
/ (ˈæplɪkənt) /

noun

a person who applies, as for a job, grant, support, etc; candidate

Word Origin for applicant

C15: from Latin applicāns, from applicāre to apply
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