supplicant

[ suhp-li-kuh nt ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪ kənt /

adjective

noun

a suppliant.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. suppliance,
  2. suppliancy,
  3. suppliant,
  4. suppliantly,
  5. suppliants, the,
  6. supplicate,
  7. supplication,
  8. supplicatory,
  9. supplied,
  10. supplier

Origin of supplicant

1590–1600; < Latin supplicant- (stem of supplicāns), present participle of supplicāre to supplicate; see -ant; doublet of suppliant

Can be confusedsupplant supplicant suppliant

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for supplicant


British Dictionary definitions for supplicant

supplicant

suppliant

/ (ˈsʌplɪkənt) /

noun

a person who supplicates

adjective

entreating humbly; supplicating

Word Origin for supplicant

C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for supplicant

supplicant

adj.

1590s, from Latin supplicantem (nominative supplicans), present participle of supplicare "plead humbly" (see supplication).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper