Pre occupant

occupant

[ok-yuh-puhnt]
noun
1.
a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building.
2.
a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.; resident.
3.
Law.
a.
an owner through occupancy.
b.
one who is in actual possession.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French occupant, present participle of occuper. See occupy, -ant

nonoccupant, noun
preoccupant, noun
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occupant (ˈɒkjʊpənt)
 
n
1.  a person, thing, etc, holding a position or place
2.  law a person who has possession of something, esp an estate, house, etc; tenant
3.  law a person who acquires by occupancy the title to something previously without an owner

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occupant
1596, from L. occupantem (nom. occupans), prp. of occupare "to take possession of" (see occupy).
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