participant

[pahr-tis-uh-puhnt]

noun

a person or group that participates; partaker.

adjective

participating; sharing.

Origin of participant

1520–30; < Latin participant- (stem of participāns), present participle of participāre. See participate, -ant
Related formspar·tic·i·pant·ly, adverbun·par·tic·i·pant, adjective

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Word Origin and History for participant
adj.

1540s, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of," from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

n.

1560s, from Middle French participant, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of" from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

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