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Definitions for postulant
ˈpɒs tʃə ləntpos·tu·lant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. postulantnoun

    one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order

Wiktionary

  1. postulantnoun

    A person seeking admission to a religious order

  2. postulantnoun

    A person who submits a petition for something; a petitioner.

  3. Etymology: From postulant, present participle of postuler.

Wikipedia

  1. Postulant

    A postulant (from Latin: postulare, to ask) was originally one who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate. The use of the term is now generally restricted to those asking for admission into a Christian monastery or a religious order for the period of time preceding their admission into the novitiate.The term is most commonly used in the Catholic Church, Lutheran Churches, and the Anglican Communion (which includes the Episcopal Church, which uses the term to designate those who are seeking ordination to the diaconate or priesthood. In this respect, postulancy is generally considered the first formal step leading to candidacy and ordination). The Eastern Orthodox Churches uses this term less frequently.

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  1. postulant

    A postulant is an individual who is seeking admission into a religious order or church, especially as a member of the clergy or a monk/nun within a monastic community. During this period prior to becoming a novice, they undergo training and evaluation to determine their sincerity and suitability. However, the term can also refer to someone seeking a position or role, or a candidate for an office or honor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Postulantnoun

    one who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. L. postulans, p. pr. of postulare. See Postulate.]

Wikidata

  1. Postulant

    A postulant was originally one who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate. The use of the term is now generally restricted to those asking for admission into a monastery or a religious institute, both before actual admission and for the period of time preceding their admission into the novitiate. Currently, however, common usage terms the person who has not yet been accepted by the institution as an "inquirer" or "observer". The term is most commonly used in the Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion, which includes the Episcopal Church. The Eastern Orthodox Churches tend to avoid Latin terminology.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of postulant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of postulant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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