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[ sˈʌplɪkənt], [ sˈʌplɪkənt], [ s_ˈʌ_p_l_ɪ_k_ə_n_t]

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There is a feeling of reverence when someone makes an offering to another person. Someone who is supplicant holds themselves in a vulnerable position, inviting the recipient to do something special for them. In ancient times, supplicants would often be kneeling on the ground in front of the recipients, offering flowers, bread, or other items. The supplicant would hope that the recipient would see their humility and set aside their own desires to help the supplicant.

Today, we use the term supplicant more generally to describe anyone who is seeking acknowledgement or favor from another person or entity.

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