What does supplicant mean?

Definitions for supplicantˈsʌp lɪ kənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word supplicant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prayer, supplicant(noun)

    someone who prays to God

  2. petitioner, suppliant, supplicant, requester(adj)

    one praying humbly for something

    "a suppliant for her favors"

  3. suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory(adj)

    humbly entreating

    "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"


  1. supplicant(Noun)

    one who comes to humbly ask or petition

  2. supplicant(Adjective)

    begging, pleading, supplicating

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supplicant(adj)

    entreating; asking submissively

  2. Supplicant(noun)

    one who supplicates; a suppliant

  3. Origin: [L. supplicans, p. pr. See Supplicate, and cf. Suppliant.]


  1. Supplicant

    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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supplicant

    sup′li-kant, adj. supplicating: asking submissively.—n. one who supplicates or entreats earnestly.—adv. Supp′licantly. [L. supplicans, pr.p. of supplicāre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplicant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplicant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    Who is the dominant superpower here and who is the supplicant? The weakness of this response is simply astonishing.

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