Part of speech: noun

One who applies; a candidate.

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Usage examples "applicant":

  1. " I think I would make a good nurse," said the applicant, a trifle breathless, the h. - "Love Stories", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. This, in fact, was specifically stated in an Act of 1729, which, after reciting that " inconveniences have arisen in consequence of licences being granted to alehouse- keepers by justices living at a distance, and, therefore, not truly informed of the occasion or want of ale- houses in the neighbourhood, or the character of those who apply for licences," enacted that " no licences shall in future be granted but at a general meeting of the magistrates acting in the division in which the applicant dwells." - "Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day", Alfred Farthing Robbins.
  3. The applicant said she wanted to know to whom the hat belonged. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.