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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sup·pli·ant /-ənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pli·ant a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pli·ant, n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.
    Hear thy suppliant's prayer.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
            [syn: supplicant, supplicatory]
      n : one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her
          favors" [syn: petitioner, supplicant]