Definition of optant in English:


Line breaks: opt¦ant
Pronunciation: /ˈɒpt(ə)nt/

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1A person who chooses or has chosen.
1.1A person who may choose one of two nationalities.


early 20th century: via German and Danish from Latin optant- 'choosing', from the verb optare.

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