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

  • adj. Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
  • n. A supplicant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Entreating with humility.
  • n. One who pleads or requests earnestly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.
  • adj. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.
  • n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Supplicating; entreating; beseeching; humbly soliciting.
  • Expressive of humble supplication.
  • n. A humble petitioner; one who asks or entreats in a supplicating manner.
  • Supplementary.

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

  • adj. humbly entreating
  • n. one praying humbly for something

Etymologies

From Middle English, one who supplicates, from Old French, present participle of supplier, to entreat, from Latin supplicāre; see supplicate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French suppliant, present participle of supplier. (Wiktionary)

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