postulant

(redirected from postulancy)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

pos·tu·lant

 (pŏs′chə-lənt)
n.
1. A person submitting a request or application; a petitioner.
2. A candidate for admission into a religious order.

[French, from Old French, from Latin postulāns, postulant-, present participle of postulāre, to request; see postulate.]

pos′tu·lan·cy, pos′tu·lant·ship′ n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

postulant

(ˈpɒstjʊlənt)
n
a person who makes a request or application, esp a candidate for admission to a religious order
[C18: from Latin postulāns asking, from postulāre to ask, demand]
ˈpostulancy, ˈpostulantˌship n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

pos•tu•lant

(ˈpɒs tʃə lənt)

n.
1. a candidate, esp. for admission into a religious order.
2. a person who asks or applies for something.
[1750–60; < French < Latin postulant- (s. of postulāns), present participle of postulāre to ask for, claim, require]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postulant - one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
petitioner, requester, suppliant, supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

postulant

[ˈpɒstjʊlənt] Npostulante/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

postulant

n (Rel) → Postulant(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
Formation Houses are in Calbayog (aspirancy), Cebu (postulancy), Josefina (novitiate), Davao (post-novitiate) and Kidapawan (integration year).
Finally she was given permission to petition to join the Loreto Sisters and enter postulancy, at the age of 17 years.
The years 1823 to 1829 saw him first serve his postulancy and novitiate at St.
This is not what Judy had ever expected; to her, the director was worse than her mother, and the pre-Vatican II practices of postulancy and novitiate were worse than home.
On his return, he completed his three-month postulancy and petitioned to enter the novitiate to become a Benedictine monk, but the wise abbot of St.
I went to the Capuchin Order postulancy. The Capuchins consider themselves as the most rigorous of the Franciscan orders.