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claimant

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noun claim·ant \ˈklā-mənt\

Simple Definition of claimant

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of claimant

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

Examples of claimant in a sentence

  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



15th Century

First Known Use of claimant

15th century

Rhymes with claimant


Law Dictionary

claimant

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noun claim·ant \ˈklā-mənt\

Legal Definition of claimant

  1. :  one that asserts a claim esp. formally





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