He loves giving tours of the White House, the Oval Office, and the Residence—none more so, I imagine, than to its future occupant.
He is a popular former governor and current occupant of the Senate seat that Gillespie seeks to win.
Nor had I given much heed to the single other occupant of the car, a thin, bearded man.
1590s, "one who takes possession of something having no owner," from Middle French occupant (15c.) or directly from Latin occupantem (nominative occupans), present participle of occupare "to take possession of" (see occupy). Earlier noun form was ocupier (early 14c.).