Origin of suppliant
Definition for suppliants (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for suppliants
No one who came to beg alms of her ever went away empty-handed, and the palace was always full of suppliants for her bounty.Stories from Northern Myths|Emilie Kip Baker
His outer room was full of suppliants, as was indeed the entrance from the street, and this was every day the case.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt|Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
They sit as suppliants at an altar from which Copreus, herald of their persecutor Eurystheus, tries to drive them.
So being unable to resist the will of the All-Powerful, they beseech as suppliants pardon of the man of God, then present.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous
The King decides to respect the suppliants, bidding Copreus defy Eurystheus in his name.
British Dictionary definitions for suppliants
Word Origin for suppliant
Word Origin and History for suppliants
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).