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occupant

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noun oc·cu·pant \-pənt\

Simple Definition of occupant

  • : a person who is using or living in a particular building, apartment, or room

  • : a person who is in a room, vehicle, etc., at a particular time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of occupant

  1. 1 :  one who acquires title by occupancy

  2. 2 :  one who occupies a particular place; especially :  resident

Examples of occupant in a sentence

  1. The apartment's previous occupant was a painter.

  2. Both of the car's occupants were injured.



1596

First Known Use of occupant

1596


OCCUPANT Defined for Kids

occupant

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noun oc·cu·pant \ˈä-kyə-pənt\

Definition of occupant for Students

  1. :  a person who uses, lives in, or possesses a place




Law Dictionary

occupant

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noun oc·cu·pant \ˈä-kyə-pənt\

Legal Definition of occupant

  1. 1 :  one who occupies a particular place <an occupant of the car> <the occupant of the apartment>

  2. 2 :  one who acquires title by occupancy





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