Supplicant meaning

sŭplĭ-kənt
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One who supplicates; a suppliant.
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Supplicating.
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That supplicates; supplicating.
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A person who supplicates; suppliant.
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In an authentication system, supplicant refers to the client machine that wants to gain access to the network. See 802.1x.
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One who comes to humbly ask or petition.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
supplicant
Plural:
supplicants

Origin of supplicant

  • From Latin supplicāns supplicant- present participle of supplicāre to kneel down supplicate

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

  • Latin supplicans, "supplicating, bowing down" from supplico "kneel, bow down, request", from sub- "lower" + plico "fold".

    From Wiktionary