reclaimant

reclaimant

[ri-kley-muhnt]
noun
a person who makes appeals to reclaim.

Origin:
1740–50; reclaim + -ant

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reclaim (rɪˈkleɪm)
 
vb
1.  to claim back: to reclaim baggage
2.  to convert (desert, marsh, waste ground, etc) into land suitable for growing crops
3.  to recover (useful substances) from waste products
4.  to convert (someone) from sin, folly, vice, etc
5.  falconry to render (a hawk or falcon) tame
 
n
6.  the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed
 
[C13: from Old French réclamer, from Latin reclāmāre to cry out, protest, from re- + clāmāre to shout]
 
re'claimable
 
adj
 
re'claimant
 
n
 
re'claimer
 
n

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