Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who supplicates; a suppliant.
  • adj. Supplicating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. begging, pleading, supplicating
  • n. one who comes to humbly ask or petition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Entreating; asking submissively.
  • n. One who supplicates; a suppliant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Entreating; imploring; asking humbly.
  • n. One who supplicates or humbly entreats; a humble petitioner; a suppliant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who prays to God
  • adj. humbly entreating
  • n. one praying humbly for something

Etymologies

From Latin supplicāns, supplicant-, present participle of supplicāre, to kneel down; see supplicate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin supplicans, "supplicating, bowing down" from supplico "kneel, bow down, request", from sub- "lower" + plico "fold". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then he called the supplicant's name loud tone, and the next instant still more loudly; and now she turned, and, in the faint light of the little lamp, showed the marvellously noble outlines of her profile.

    Arachne — Volume 04

  • And I couldn’t translate whom he was calling supplicant

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • No one knew what to say, but everyone was adamant that no bottle of catsup would disgrace that table, even if the supplicant was a senator commanding a vital vote.

    Centennial

  • A single denunciation might be appropriate, but anything more than that is adopting the position of a guilty supplicant, which is exactly what the marxist media wants.

    Pajamas Media

  • By mandating strong security, EarthLink ups the technical support issues for their retail partners because an 802. 1X client (known as a supplicant) will be required to access their network.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • A special client, known as a supplicant, must provide the right credentials for a device to be approved for access.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • In a secured 802. 1X transaction, the client (called a supplicant) opens an encrypted tunnel to the back-end server to further protected credentials in transit against attempts to capture and then later crack or replay them.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • At least if the supplicant is the Net's most a prominent techie cartoonist and Google is in a position to fulfill the request.

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  • She is clearly some kind of supplicant, she can just deal with it.

    For todays active man

  • "supplicant" without inviting insult and attack, and do those offering insult and attack bow in return to his bows or take the opportunity to laugh at him?

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