postulant

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From French postulant, present participle of postuler.

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Noun[edit]

postulant (plural postulants)

  1. (Christianity) A person seeking admission to a religious order
  2. A person who submits a petition for something; a petitioner.
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1254:
      But when the three postulants returned with Sabine it was clear that the results had been far from satisfactory, perhaps because of the massive potations of the old lady.

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postulant

  1. Present participle of postuler.

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postulant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of postulō