- a person who supplicates; petitioner.
- expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.
Origin of suppliant
- a tragedy (c463 b.c.) by Aeschylus.
- a tragedy (c420 b.c.) by Euripides.
Examples from the Web for suppliants
Historical Examples of suppliants
In the "Suppliants" Garrick could have made nothing of Pelasgus.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
Now then, will you reject those who appear as suppliants before you?History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
In the Veda we are told that the suppliants "squeeze the soma with stones."The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
These suppliants did not live to see the “reformation” of God's children.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
God delivers His suppliants that they may magnify Him before men.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Volume III
- expressing entreaty or supplication
- another word for supplicant
Word Origin for suppliant
early 15c., "humble petitioner," from Middle French suppliant, originally present participle of supplier "to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray," from Latin supplicare "beg, beseech" (see supplication).