The definition of an applicant is a person who asks to be considered or chosen for something.
An example of an applicant is a person who is seeking a job or a person is trying to get into college.
a person who applies for employment, help, etc.
Origin of applicantfrom Classical Latin applicans, present participle of applicare, apply
One that applies, as for a job.
Origin of applicantMiddle English from Latin applicāns present participle of applicāre to affix ; see apply .
applicant - Legal Definition
One who applies for or requests something.