supplicant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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supplicantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌp.lɪ.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   us   /ˌsʌp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
Inside the ​temple, worhippersworshipers were ​kneeling in supplication.
(Definition of supplicant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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