[ ri-treet-nt ]
/ rɪˈtrit nt /


a person who takes part in a religious retreat.

Origin of retreatant

First recorded in 1875–80; retreat + -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for retreatant

  • Then they told him that a retreatant would communicate and he answered 'Just so, I shall communicate him.'

    En Route|J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans