- Entreating with humility.
- to bow and sue for grace with suppliant knee
- Supplying; auxiliary.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
suppliant (plural suppliants)
- One who pleads or requests earnestly.
- 1963, Philip Vellacott, transl., Medea, translation of original by Euripides, page 39:
- I touch your beard as a suppliant, embrace your knees, imploring you to have pity on my wretchedness.
one who pleads or requests earnestly