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
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.
As China has become more aggressive in pushing its claims in the South China Sea in recent years, other territorial claimants have also pursued militarization.
The bank countered that no cover-up took place, the rights issue prospectus included all the information investors needed, and the claimants are overlooking how volatile markets were in 2008.
An international tribunal last year rejected most of China's claims to the waters and said its land reclamation was aggravating tensions and violating the sovereignty of fellow claimant the Philippines.
But companies believe they’ll be better positioned than other claimants in a legal battle to get the domain.
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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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