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[ kley-muhnt ]


  1. a person who makes a claim.


/ ˈkleɪmənt /


  1. a person who makes a claim
  2. a person who brings a civil action in a court of law Formerly calledplaintiff Compare defendant

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Other Words From

  • pre·claimant noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of claimant1

First recorded in 1740–50; claim + -ant

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Example Sentences

At the very least, proving that fears of catching the virus at work are justified would fall on the claimant.

From Quartz

Swedlow said he’s been watching other lawsuits, including the one filed by Epic, and he believes Cydia could be the “perfect claimant” for an antitrust case against Apple.

The fake claimants posed as out-of-state companies seeking federal benefits of up to $600 per week under a process that allows claimants to self-certify job loss, rather than have unemployment verified by the employer.

When an agent speaks to a claimant in this situation they will often warn them about these letters and instruct them to wait before taking action so the new programs can kick in.

Fraudsters have literally seized on the opportunity to “hide in the herd” of new claimants to rip off the system.

From Fortune

Lavalle and his three pals allegedly pocketed a cut of the retroactive lump sum ofas much as $100,000 that each claimant received.

Nor can other creditors through filing objections to a claim prevent a bona fide claimant from voting.

It is true that an adverse claimant cannot give any title to her husband's land that would bar her right thereto.

With this (class c) form of the story we frequently find combined what is known as The False Claimant ‘motif.’

A second version of the False Claimant story is found in Le cerf au pied blanc.

Heinsberg had promised a certain benefice to Louis de Bourbon, the Duke's nephew, but gave it to another claimant.


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