occupant

noun oc·cu·pant \ ˈä-kyə-pənt \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of occupant

1 : one who acquires title by occupancy
2 : one who occupies a particular place; especially : resident

Examples of occupant in a Sentence

  1. The apartment's previous occupant was a painter.

  2. Both of the car's occupants were injured.

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First Known Use of occupant

1578

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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OCCUPANT Defined for English Language Learners

occupant

Definition of occupant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is using or living in a particular building, apartment, or room

  • : a person who is in a room, vehicle, etc., at a particular time


OCCUPANT Defined for Kids

occupant

noun oc·cu·pant \ ˈä-kyə-pənt \

Definition of occupant for Students

: a person who uses, lives in, or possesses a place

Law Dictionary

occupant

noun oc·cu·pant \ ˈä-kyə-pənt \

legal Definition of occupant

1 : one who occupies a particular place
  • an occupant of the car
  • the occupant of the apartment
2 : one who acquires title by occupancy


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