Origin of postulant
Examples from the Web for postulant
One is a postulant for two years at least, often for four; a novice for four.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The postulant, after receiving these three ordinations, becomes a full monk or Ho-shang and takes a new name.
But professions were often written by others, and the postulant only put his or her cross.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
There are degrees in the struggle for saintliness; the journalist was but a postulant.When It Was Dark|Guy Thorne
"But Juanita is not a postulant," said Sarrion, with a laugh.The Velvet Glove|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for postulant
Word Origin for postulant
Word Origin and History for postulant
1759, from French postulant "applicant, candidate," literally "one who asks," from Latin postulantem (nominative postulans), present participle of postulare "to ask, demand" (see postulate (v.)).