clamant

[ kley-muhnt, klam-uhnt ]
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adjective
  1. compelling or pressing; urgent: a clamant need for reform.

Origin of clamant

1
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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British Dictionary definitions for clamant

clamant

/ (ˈkleɪmənt) /


adjective
  1. noisy

  2. calling urgently

Origin of clamant

1
C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout

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