[dih-man-duh nt, -mahn-]

noun Law.

the plaintiff in a real action.
any plaintiff.

Origin of demandant

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French demaundant, noun use of present participle of demaunder to demand; see -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demandant

Historical Examples of demandant

  • A dîner la Reine s'informa de ce qu'il avait fait, demandant s'il n'était point fatigué.

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    George William Erskine Russell

  • Elle est furieuse cont vous, allans tous les jours chercher ley Roy (d'icy) demandant a gran cri revanche pour son Mary.

British Dictionary definitions for demandant



law (formerly) the plaintiff in an action relating to real property

Word Origin for demandant

C14: from Old French, from demander to demand
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