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[kley-muh nt] /ˈkleɪ mənt/
a person who makes a claim.
Origin of claimant
1740-50; claim + -ant
Related forms
preclaimant, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for claimant
  • The ruling was a disappointment to the claimant tribes.
  • The burden of proof for supernatural claims lies with the claimant.
  • If the claimant accepts the offer of amends, it's the end of the case-barring damages.
  • But that factor is less important if the claimant also owns a luxury car, which suggests affluence.
  • There are other conditions which are applied to stop the claimant or his family from ripping off the system.
  • If it was a court room, the claimant would win the day.
  • First, your statement about the burden of proof being on the claimant is entirely accurate in an intellectual or academic setting.
  • It's quite reasonable to request the claimant to present the pro-arguments.
  • Make no mistake, the onus of proof lies with you, the claimant.
  • claimant refuses to cooperate with a request for evidence or action.
British Dictionary definitions for claimant


a person who makes a claim
a person who brings a civil action in a court of law Formerly called plaintiff Compare defendant (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for claimant

1747, from claim (v.), on model of appellant, defendant, etc., or from French noun use of present participle of clamer.

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