Sup"pli*ant (?), a. [F., p.pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See Supplicate, and cf. Supplicant.]

1.

Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.

The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow proud. Dryden.

2.

Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.

To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee. Milton.

Syn. -- Entreating; beseeching; suing; begging; supplicating; imploring.

-- Sup"pli*ant*ly, adv. -- Sup"pli*ant*ness, n.

 

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Sup"pli*ant, n.

One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.

Hear thy suppliant's prayer. Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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