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supplicant

[ suhp-li-kuhnt ]
/ ˈsʌp lɪ kənt /
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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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH supplicant

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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