Definition of optant in English:

optant

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

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

Origin

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

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