• WordNet 3.6
    • n claimant someone who claims a benefit or right or title "claimants of unemployment compensation","he was a claimant to the throne"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Claimant One who claims; one who asserts a right or title; a claimer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n claimant A person who claims; one who demands anything as his right.
    • n claimant In admiralty proceedings, a person admitted to defend an action in rem brought against goods to which he claims a right.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Claimant one who makes a claim
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. clamant, p. pr. of clamer,. Cf. Clamant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. claimer—L. clamāre, to call out.


In literature:

There is no living claimant!
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
I obtained two thirds of my fortune from the claimant; and with it and my wife repaired to Toulon.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The weight of evidence certainly preponderates in favour of the new claimant.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
He had not been gone ten minutes when Claimant No.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
The Christian families were then not numerous; they could not satisfy these claimants.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
In the center of the room, facing the Olympians, stood or sat the particular claimant or expert witness of the seance.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
A Fair Claimant: Being a Story for Girls.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Yet, while reason argued, instinct had already decided that this was the claimant of the vow.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
In such countries, the payment of this toll exempts the traveller from the violence of all other claimants.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Are not human weaknesses rightful claimants to a divine protectorate?
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee

In poetry:

Shall Sirius light the gulfs untrod
That bar, O Life! thy claimant gaze?
Shall Betelgeuse attend thy ways,
Or Alphard guide thy feet to God?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
"These held but little, but the fifth held less,-
Only blank vacuum, naked nothingness,
An idiot's portion. He who gave it knows
Its claimant nothing owes.
"But One Talent" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And so he remarked to them, little and big—
To claimants: "You skip!" and to lawyers: "You dig!"
They tumbled, tumultuous, out of his court
And left him victorious, holding the fort.
"The Legatee" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

4th claimant sues district over alleged sex abuse in the 1990s .
Measure requires claimants to list all other entities they've sued.
Judge rules that accountants have made sufficient attempts to locate last batch of claimants.
George Osborne's autumn statement contained more than a whiff of a long and chilly winter for millions of welfare claimants.
Egyptian Court Divides University's Buildings Between Rival Claimants.
An Egyptian court has found an unusual solution to the case of a disputed campus, splitting its buildings between claimants.
The Philippines, a normally quiet claimant in South China Sea disputes, is mounting unusually bold resistance against China as it edges in on Manila's maritime interests.
Social Security – Contingent -fee claimants incurred attorney fees under EAJA.
ACC bonus pay for claimant cull .
Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg answers a question during a meeting with possible claimants at the Bayou La Batre Community Center Saturday, Aug 21, 2010.
Ministers are reforming disability payments because, they say, some claimants have not been recently assessed and may now be suitable for some work.
The drills also follow renewed feuding between China and other claimants to islands and maritime territory in the South China Sea.
Egyptian Court Divides University's Buildings Between Rival Claimants.
Ken Feinberg, administrator of the BP escrow account, spoke with Katie Couric on how the claims will be handled and urged every claimant to enter the fund and to take advantage of the program.
Toronto physicians briefly occupied Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver's Toronto constituency office Friday to protest the Conservative government's changes in health care coverage for refugee claimants.