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clamant

[ kley-muhnt, klam-uhnt ]
/ ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt /
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adjective
compelling or pressing; urgent: a clamant need for reform.
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Origin of clamant

First recorded in 1630–40; from Latin clāmant- (stem of clāmāns, present participle of clāmāre “to shout”), equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -ant- -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM clamant

cla·mant·ly, adverb
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How to use clamant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clamant

clamant
/ (ˈkleɪmənt) /

adjective
noisy
calling urgently

Word Origin for clamant

C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout
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