- 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: I touch your beard as a suppliant, embrace your knees, imploring you to have pity on my wretchedness. — Euripides, Medea, trans. Philip Vellacott (Penguin Classics, p. 39)
one who pleads or requests earnestly