The definition of a suppliant is a person who asks.(noun)
An example of a suppliant is a condemned prison who pleads for his life before the judge.
Suppliant means asked in a humble manner.(adjective)
An example of suppliant used as an adjective is "suppliant questioning."
See suppliant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME suppliaunt: see suppliantthe
Origin: MFr, prp. of supplier < L supplicare, to supplicate
See suppliant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English, one who supplicates
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , present participle of supplier, to entreat
Origin: , from Latin supplicāre; see supplicate.
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