noun claim·ant \ˈklā-mənt\

: a person who believes that he or she has a right to something (such as an amount of money) : a person who claims something

Full Definition of CLAIMANT

:  one that asserts a right or title <a claimant to an estate>; also :  claimer 1

Examples of CLAIMANT

  1. They are claimants to the dead man's estate.
  2. Claimants will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork.
  3. a dispute between two claimants to the throne

First Known Use of CLAIMANT

15th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with CLAIMANT


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