de·​man·​dant | \ di-ˈman-dənt How to pronounce demandant (audio) \

Definition of demandant

1 archaic : the plaintiff in a real action
2 archaic : one who makes a demand or claim

First Known Use of demandant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for demandant

Middle English demaundant, borrowed from Anglo-French, "questioner, claimant, plaintiff," noun derivative from present participle of demander, demaunder "to ask a question, claim as due" — more at demand entry 2

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“Demandant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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