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One who supplicates; a suppliant.

[From Latin supplicāns, supplicant-, present participle of supplicāre, to kneel down; see supplicate.]
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(ˈsʌplɪkənt) or


a person who supplicates
entreating humbly; supplicating
[C16: from Latin supplicāns beseeching; see supple]
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(ˈsʌp lɪ kənt)

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplicant - someone who prays to God
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
beadsman, bedesman - a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
2.supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
besieger - an energetic petitioner
postulant - one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
canvasser, solicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
Adj.1.supplicant - humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
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One who humbly entreats:
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مُتَوَسِّل، مُتَضَرِّع
yalvaran kimse


[ˈsʌplɪkənt] Nsuplicante mf
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[ˈsʌplɪkənt] n (frm) → supplice m/f
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(ˈsapliənt) noun
a person begging humbly and earnestly eg for mercy.
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References in classic literature ?
Tom was on his feet so suddenly that the supplicant was startled into a jump herself.
My guardian threw his supplicant off with supreme indifference, and left him dancing on the pavement as if it were red-hot.
The door opened gently; the beautiful supplicant pretended not to hear the noise, and in a voice broken by tears, she continued:
"No," replied the supplicant; "it is not the voice of Tachechana that you hear, but this boy, speaking with the tongue of his mother.
Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants. In 1407, Nicolas Flamel caused to be built on the vaults of Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie, a chamber which cost him four livres six sous, sixteen farthings, parisis.
But supplicants for favor know how to accommodate the expression of their features, and the daughter of Henry IV.
D'Artagnan, with a quick step, came forward to take by the hand the unhappy men who stood trembling at the door of the cabinet; he led them in front of the king's fauteuil , who, having placed himself in the embrasure of a window, awaited the moment of presentation, and was preparing himself to give the supplicants a rigorously diplomatic reception.
A glance at the map will show that heaven advised its supplicants quite correctly.
Contrasting backgrounds often distinguish the heavenly and earthly spheres, while a triangular interaction links them, as the supplicant appeals to the mediatrix, who in turn petitions the Christ child.
I'm sure there's an excuse I haven't heard but I always ask the supplicant why he doesn't have one of his own.
The second half describes an example implementation on Cisco devices and walks through scenarios where visitors connect to the network, users connect to a foreign network, devices cannot function as a supplicant, and IP telephony is added.
According to the company, Symantec Network Access Control offers remote scanning in addition to persistent and dissolvable agents, and offers agentless NAC enforcement, Mac OS X agent support, and an integrated 802.1X supplicant in a single product.