- a person who makes a claim.
Origin of claimant
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Examples from the Web for claimant
Schroeter, the German claimant, became a famous maker of instruments.How the Piano Came to Be
Ellye Howell Glover
There may be more than one claimant for the damsel's affection.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
What will he do with the claimant of the first sheet-iron boat?
Rabbi Gershon went home in alarm and told his sister that the claimant was come.Dreamers of the Ghetto
We advertised the trunk after the war, but no claimant ever came for it.
- a person who makes a claim
- a person who brings a civil action in a court of lawFormerly called: plaintiff Compare defendant (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for claimant
1747, from claim (v.), on model of appellant, defendant, etc., or from French noun use of present participle of clamer.
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