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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of supplicare 'to supplicate', from supplex; SUPPLE

supplicant

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
sup‧pli‧cant also suppliant [countable] literary
RR someone who asks for something, especially from someone in a position of power or from God

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