Definitions for supplicantˈsʌp lɪ kənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sup•pli•cantˈsʌp lɪ kənt(adj.; n.)
Origin of supplicant:
someone who prays to God
petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, requester(adj)
one praying humbly for something
"a suppliant for her favors"
suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory(adj)
"a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
one who comes to humbly ask or petition
begging, pleading, supplicating
Origin: Latin supplicans, "supplicating, bowing down" from supplico "kneel, bow down, request", from sub- "lower" + plico "fold".
entreating; asking submissively
one who supplicates; a suppliant
A Supplicant, one who supplicates, is a term applied to humble petitioners, and in particular to University of Oxford students who have qualified but not yet been admitted into their degree. At both Oxford and Cambridge, students are presented during the degree ceremony with a form of words that begins with the Latin verb "supplicant". The Cambridge text is: However, these students are referred to as graduands at Cambridge and most universities other than Oxford. The current online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary lists graduand citing usage from 1882 and 1890 and etymological roots of the gerundive of the medieval Latin graduare "to graduate".
Translations for supplicant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person begging humbly and earnestly eg for mercy.
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- suplicantePortuguese (BR)
- prosebník, -iceCzech
- der BettlerGerman
- anuja, palujaEstonian
- توسل كردنFarsi
- molilac, moliteljCroatian
- orang yang merayu-rayuMalay
- توسل كردنPersian
- سوال کوونکیPashto
- проситель; молящийRussian
- prosebník, -čkaSlovak
- yalvaran kimseTurkish
- 懇求者Chinese (Trad.)
- رحم طلب کرنے والاUrdu
- người van xinVietnamese
- 恳求者Chinese (Simp.)
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