occupant
oc·cu·pant /'ä-kyə-pənt/ n
1: one who occupies a particular place
an occupant of the car
the occupant of the apartment
2: one who acquires title by occupancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

occupant
I noun addressee, denizen, dweller, freeholder, habitant, householder, inhabitant, inmate, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, occupier, possessor, renter, resident, residentiary, resider, roomer, sojourner, tenant associated concepts: bona fide occupant, illegal occupancy, lawful occupant, right of occupancy, tenant in occupancy II index citizen, denizen, domiciliary, habitant, inhabitant, inmate, lessee, lodger, resident, tenant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


occupant
n.
A person who occupies a property; a person who possesses and uses property; a person who holds a particular public office.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


occupant
Someone living in a residence or using premises as a tenant or owner; includes someone who lives in or uses abandoned property with the intention of acquiring ownership.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


occupant
n. One who inhabits or exercises direct control over a certain piece of property or premises, as distinguished from the one who has ownership of the property, although the same person(s) may do both.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

occupant
n.
   1) someone living in a residence or using premises, as a tenant or owner.
   2) a person who takes possession of real property or a thing which has no known owner, intending to gain ownership.
   See also: occupancy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • occupant — occupant, ante [ ɔkypɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1480; p. prés. de occuper 1 ♦ Dr. Qui occupe un lieu. La partie occupante. ♢ N. Cour. Personne qui habite un lieu, qui y demeure. ⇒ habitant. L occupant d une chambre d hôtel. Spécialt, dr. Ancien… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occupant — occupant, ante (o ku pan, pan t ) adj. 1°   Qui occupe, qui est en possession. Nous étions occupants, nous avons été dépossédés. 2°   Il se dit d un avoué qui est chargé des intérêts d une partie dans un procès. L avoué occupant. 3°   Qui donne… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • occupant — oc‧cu‧pant [ˈɒkjpənt ǁ ˈɑːk ] noun [countable] someone who lives in a building or an organization that has offices in a building, especially a building owned by someone else: • There are many empty offices seeking new occupants. * * * occupant… …   Financial and business terms

  • occupant — Occupant. adj. v. Qui occupe, il n est en usage qu en cette phrase. Premier occupant. Un pays exposé au premier occupant. le droit du premier occupant est d ordinaire bien fort …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Occupant — Oc cu*pant, n. [L. occupans, p. pr. of occupare: cf. F. occupant. See {Occupy}.] 1. One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing; as, the occupant of the apartment is not at home …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occupant — (n.) 1590s, from O.Fr. occupant (15c.) or directly from L. occupantem (nom. occupans), prp. of occupare to take possession of (see OCCUPY (Cf. occupy)). Earlier noun form was ocupier (early 14c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • occupant — [n] person who resides in a place addressee, denizen, dweller, holder, householder, incumbent, indweller, inhabitant, lessee, occupier, possessor, renter, resident, resider, tenant, user; concept 414 Ant. displaced person …   New thesaurus

  • occupant — ► NOUN 1) a person who occupies a place at a given time. 2) the holder of a position or office …   English terms dictionary

  • occupant — [äk′yo͞o pənt, äk′yəpənt] n. [< L occupans, prp. of occupare,OCCUPY] 1. a person who occupies a house, post, etc. 2. a person who acquires title to anything by occupancy …   English World dictionary

  • occupant — Person in possession. Person having possessory rights, who can control what goes on on premises. One who has actual use, possession or control of a thing. Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County v. Stepanik, 25 Pa.Cmwlth. 180, 360 A.2d 300,… …   Black's law dictionary

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