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English definition of “aspirant”

aspirant

noun [C]     /ˈæs.pɪ.rənt/ /əˈspaɪ-/ US  /ˈæs.pɚ.ənt/ formal
someone who very much wants to achieve something: an aspirant to the throneWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of aspirant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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