de·​man·​dant di-ˈman-dənt How to pronounce demandant (audio)
archaic : the plaintiff in a real action
archaic : one who makes a demand or claim

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of demandant was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Demandant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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