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Examples of clamant in a sentence
clamant students gathered outside the college president's office, protesting the denial of tenure for the popular professor
Did You Know?
Clamant is considerably less common than its synonym "clamorous." As the similarities in spelling might suggest, these two words are etymologically related, both coming from the Latin verb clamare, meaning "to cry out or shout." Another relative is the noun claimant, meaning "one that asserts a right or title." The paths from "clamare" to "clamorous" and "claimant" follow routes that lead through Anglo-French. "Clamant," however, comes directly from Latin, deriving from "clamant-, clamans," the present participle of the verb "clamare."
Origin and Etymology of clamant
Latin clamant-, clamans, present participle of clamare to cry out
First Known Use: 1639
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