clamant

[ kley-muh nt, klam-uh nt ]
/ ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt /

adjective

clamorous; noisy.
compelling or pressing; urgent: a clamant need for reform.

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Origin of clamant

1630–40; < 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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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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