Definition of claimant in English:

claimant

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Pronunciation: /ˈkleɪm(ə)nt
 
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noun

  • A person making a claim, especially in a lawsuit or for a state benefit: one in four eligible claimants failed to register for a rebate
    More example sentences
    • The claimants and the defendants produced differing translations of the clause.
    • Both the claimants and the defendants are in business for the purpose of making a profit.
    • I must do the best I can to be fair to both the claimant and the defendant on the evidence that is before me.
    Synonyms
    applicant, candidate, supplicant, suppliant, pretender, suitor; petitioner, plaintiff, litigant, appellant
    rare pretendant

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