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Definition of "claimant" [claim•ant]

  • A party that makes a claim. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "claimant" in a sentence
  • "In the next paragraph, the m in claimant is italicised."
  • "I say all this to announce openly that if a real claimant is out there somewhere on the planet -- someone with a real stake in these, some publisher or individual who believes they should be locked up for another few decades, and I don't mean some copyright troll making trouble -- please let me know and I'll take them down."
  • "Irrigation, another major energy claimant, is requiring more energy worldwide as water tables fall."