Meaning of “supplicant” in the English Dictionary

"supplicant" in British English

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supplicantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌp.lɪ.kənt/ us /ˈsʌp.lə.kənt/ also suppliant, /ˈsʌənt/ formal

a person who asks a god or someone who is in a position of power for something in a humble way

noun [ U ] uk /ˌsʌp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsʌp.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Inside the temple, worhippersworshipers were kneeling in supplication.

(Definition of “supplicant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)