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Meaning of POSTULANT

Pronunciation:  'p√Ęschulunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order

POSTULANT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: petitioner, suppliant, supplicant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pos"tu*lant\ (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. postulans, p.
pr. of postulare. See {Postulate}.]
One who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate.

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