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Postulant   Listen
Postulant  n.  One who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate.

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"Postulant" Quotes from Famous Books

... perpetual engagement is taken only after several temporary engagements; up to the age of twenty-five the "Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes" take their vows for a year; at twenty-five for three years; only at twenty-eight do they take them for life. Certainly, after such trials, the postulant is fully informed; nevertheless, his superiors contribute what they know. They have watched him day after day; deep down under his superficial, actual and declared disposition they define his profound, latent, and future intention; if they deem this insufficient or ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 6 (of 6) - The Modern Regime, Volume 2 (of 2) • Hippolyte A. Taine

Words linked to "Postulant" :   petitioner, suppliant

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