Suppliant definition

sŭplē-ənt
Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
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A supplicant.
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Asking humbly; supplicating; entreating.
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A person who supplicates; petitioner.
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Expressing supplication.

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Suppliant means asked in a humble manner.

An example of suppliant used as an adjective is "suppliant questioning."

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The definition of a suppliant is a person who asks.

An example of a suppliant is a condemned prison who pleads for his life before the judge.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
suppliant
Plural:
suppliants

Origin of suppliant

  • From Middle English one who supplicates from Old French present participle of supplier to entreat from Latin supplicāre supplicate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French suppliant, present participle of supplier.

    From Wiktionary