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supplicant

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌp.lɪ.kənt/ (also suppliant /ˈsʌp.li.ənt/) formal us  
a person who asks a god or someone who is in a position of power for something in a humble wayMaking appeals and requests
supplication
noun [U] uk   /ˌsʌp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Inside the temple, worshippers were kneeling in supplication.Making appeals and requests
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