from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person submitting a request or application; a petitioner.
- n. A candidate for admission into a religious order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person seeking admission to a religious order
- n. A person who submits a petition for something; a petitioner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which postulates, demands, or asks; specifically, a candidate for membership in a religious order during the period preparatory to his admission into the novitiate; in the American Episcopal Church, an applicant for admission to candidateship for the ministry, not yet received as candidate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
French, from Old French, from Latin postulāns, postulant-, present participle of postulāre, to request; see postulate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French postulant, present participle of postuler. (Wiktionary)