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claimant

[ kley-muhnt ]
/ ˈkleɪ mənt /
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noun

a person who makes a claim.

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Origin of claimant

First recorded in 1740–50; claim + -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM claimant

pre·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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