Definition of claimant
: one that asserts a right or title a claimant to an estate; also : claimer 1
Examples of claimant in a Sentence
They are claimants to the dead man's estate.
Claimants will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork.
a dispute between two claimants to the throne
Recent Examples of claimant from the Web
Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner introduced legislation earlier this year to reform the forfeiture process by allowing claimants to more easily contest seizures and raising the burden of proof for the government, among other measures.
The answer to that question depends on when the court determines the claimants were harmed.
The Pentagon did not notify any of the island's claimants before that operation.
LANSING — Michigan's administrative law judges were among the first to sound the alarm about a $47-million automated system that falsely accused tens of thousands of unemployment insurance claimants of fraud.
He all but disappeared from view, traveling around Libya with his retinue, an itinerant claimant to a destiny that eluded him.
These can provide up to $2,500 of tax savings depending on several factors including the claimant’s income, amount of education expenses and the student’s eligibility.
Bush ultimately signed a law that capped damages at different amounts, depending on factors such as the numbers of claimants in lawsuits and the types of defendants.
But in any settlement with state or local governments, state law requires the Legislature to pass a bill for a claimant to receive more than $200,000.
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First Known Use of claimant
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Definition of claimant for English Language Learners
: a person who believes that he or she has a right to something (such as an amount of money) : a person who claims something
Legal Definition of claimant
: one that asserts a claim especially formally
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