claimant

[ kley-muh nt ]
/ ˈkleɪ mənt /

noun

a person who makes a claim.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. claggy,
  2. claiborne,
  3. claim,
  4. claim check,
  5. claim-jumper,
  6. claimer,
  7. claiming race,
  8. claimsman,
  9. clair,
  10. clair de lune

Origin of claimant

First recorded in 1740–50; claim + -ant

Related formspre·claim·ant, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for claimant

claimant

/ (ˈkleɪmənt) /

noun

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

claimant

n.

1747, from claim (v.), on model of appellant, defendant, etc., or from French noun use of present participle of clamer.

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