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clamant

[kley-muh nt, klam-uh nt] /ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt/
adjective
1.
clamorous; noisy.
2.
compelling or pressing; urgent:
a clamant need for reform.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin clāmant- (stem of clāmāns, present participle of clāmāre to shout), equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -ant- -ant
Related forms
clamantly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for clamant

clamant

/ˈkleɪmənt/
adjective
1.
noisy
2.
calling urgently
Word Origin
C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout
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