a petitioner or candidate, esp. one for admission into a religious order
Origin of postulantFrench ; from Classical Latin postulans, present participle of postulare: see postulate
- A person submitting a request or application; a petitioner.
- A candidate for admission into a religious order.
Origin of postulantFrench, from Old French, from Latin postulans, postulant-, present participle of postulare, to request; see postulate.
- pos′tu·lan·cy, pos′tu·lant·ship′
From French postulant, present participle of postuler.