Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
  • noun A supplicant.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Entreating with humility.
  • noun One who pleads or requests earnestly.

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

  • adjective humbly entreating
  • noun one praying humbly for something

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English, one who supplicates, from Old French, present participle of supplier, to entreat, from Latin supplicāre; see supplicate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French suppliant, present participle of supplier.

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