Definition for SUP'PLI-ANT

SUP'PLI-ANT, a. [Fr. from supplier, to entreat, contracted from L. supplico, to supplicate; sub and plico, to fold. See Comply and Apply.]

  1. Entreating; beseeching; supplicating; asking earnestly and submissively. The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow proud. – Dryden.
  2. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of humble supplication. To bow and sue for grace with suppliant knee. – Milton.

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