Definition of postulant in English:

postulant

Syllabification: pos·tu·lant
Pronunciation: /ˈpäsCHələnt
 
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noun

  • A candidate, especially one seeking admission into a religious order.
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    • The discussion concerns postulants and candidates for holy orders, more particularly those who aspire to ordained ministry as vocational or permanent deacons.
    • In order to be accepted as a postulant in a religious community, I must be free of all financial obligations.
    • On entering the order, postulants spend much of the first year in Killarney, with periods in the Franciscans' base in Osterley in England.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French postulant or Latin postulant- 'asking', from the verb postulare (see postulate).

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