supplicant

[ suhp-li-kuh nt ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪ kənt /

adjective

noun

a suppliant.

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Origin of supplicant

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

Can be confused

supplant supplicant suppliant
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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
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