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suppliant (n.)

early 15c., suppliaunt, "a petitioner at law," from Old French suppliant, variant of soupleiant, noun use of present participle of supplier "to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray," (Old French souploier, 12c.), from Latin supplicare "beg, beseech" (see supplication). Originally in English especially at law; sense of "humble petitioner" is from mid-16c. As an adjective, "supplicating, entreating" from 1580s. Related: Suppliance; suppliantly.

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Definitions of suppliant
1
suppliant (n.)
one praying humbly for something;
a suppliant for her favors
Synonyms: petitioner / supplicant / requester
2
suppliant (adj.)
humbly entreating;
a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness
Synonyms: supplicant / supplicatory
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