claim·​ant | \ ˈklā-mənt How to pronounce claimant (audio) \

Definition of claimant

: one that asserts a right or title a claimant to an estate also : claimer sense 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 on the Web The claimant, a Singapore citizen who is an active dealer in crypto and digital assets according to the case filing, is a frequent borrower on NFTfi, a platform that allows people to use NFTs as collateral for crypto loans. Joanna Ossinger, Fortune, 20 May 2022 That's an average of about $7,800 per claimant that was waived. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2022 In some situations, an increase might be more heavily weighted because of an upcoming large claimant. Louis Bernardi, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Other cases are still pending in criminal court and at least one new potential claimant has come forward since USA TODAY reported on the cases in early March, according to an attorney on the case. Katie Wedell, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2022 According to the attorney representing the claimant, Veleta was in the process of giving himself up to police at the time he was shot. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2022 The claimant submitted proof of self-employment earnings to establish eligibility for Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation Program and the state incorrectly processed the information, resulting in overpayment. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2022 Companies also deny benefits for other reasons, such as dangerous or criminal behavior, or when a claimant lies about their health status. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 Japan is not a direct claimant but has recently become involved, backing those opposed to China's claims. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of claimant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2022

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“Claimant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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claim·​ant | \ ˈklā-mənt How to pronounce claimant (audio) \

Legal Definition of claimant

: one that asserts a claim especially formally


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