Supplicant Sup"pli*cant, a. [L. supplicans, p. pr. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Suppliant}.] Entreating; asking submissively. --Shak. -- {Sup"pli*cant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • Supplicant — Sup pli*cant, n. One who supplicates; a suppliant. [1913 Webster] The wise supplicant . . . left the event to God. Rogers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supplicant — index petitioner, suitor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supplicant — 1590s, from L. supplicantem (nom. supplicans), prp. of supplicare plead humbly (see SUPPLICATION (Cf. supplication)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supplicant — [sup′lə kənt] adj. that supplicates; supplicating n. a person who supplicates; suppliant …   English World dictionary

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  • supplicant — [[t]sʌ̱plɪkənt[/t]] supplicants N COUNT A supplicant is a person who prays to God or respectfully asks an important person to help them or to give them something that they want very much. [FORMAL] He flung himself down in the flat submissive… …   English dictionary

  • supplicant — UK [ˈsʌplɪkənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms supplicant : singular supplicant plural supplicants literary someone who requests something from someone powerful or from God …   English dictionary

  • supplicant — /sup li keuhnt/, adj. 1. supplicating. n. 2. a suppliant. [1590 1600; < L supplicant (s. of supplicans), prp. of supplicare to SUPPLICATE; see ANT; doublet of SUPPLIANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • supplicant — supplicate ► VERB ▪ ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly. DERIVATIVES supplicant adjective & noun supplication noun supplicatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin supplicare implore …   English terms dictionary

  • supplicant — I. noun Date: 1591 one who supplicates II. adjective Date: 1597 suppliant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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