claimant
claim·ant /'klā-mənt/ n: one that asserts a claim esp. formally

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

claimant
I noun accusant, accuser, appellant, applicant, asserter, ciaimer, complainant libelant, litigant, one who asserts a demand, one who claims a right, party to a suit, person who makes a claim, person with a grievance, petitioner, plaintiff, pleader, postulant, solicitant, solicitor, suitor associated concepts: lien claimant, subsequent claimant, suit by claimant foreign phrases:
- Semper necessitas probandi incumbit ei qui agit. — The burden of proof always lies upon the claimant.
II index applicant (petitioner), complainant, contender, contestant, litigant, party (litigant), plaintiff, suitor

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


claimant
n.
One who makes a claim.

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


claimant
1) The party who brings a court action (called a plaintiff before April 1999). In employment law, an individual (formerly an applicant) who has issued a claim in an employment tribunal.
2) The person who brings the court action.
3) The person making the discrimination claim.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


claimant
n. An individual or entity who asserts a right or demand to money or property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Claimant — Claim ant, n. [Cf. OF. clamant, p. pr. of clamer. Cf. {Clamant}.] One who claims; one who asserts a right or title; a claimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claimant — 1747, from CLAIM (Cf. claim) (v.), on model of appellant, defendant, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • claimant — [klām′ənt] n. a person who makes a claim …   English World dictionary

  • Claimant — A party to an explicit or implicit contract. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * claimant clai‧mant [ˈkleɪmənt] noun [countable] 1. someone who requests or receives money from the state because they are ill, unemployed etc: • claimants… …   Financial and business terms

  • claimant — A party to an explicit or implicit contract. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * claimant clai‧mant [ˈkleɪmənt] noun [countable] 1. someone who requests or receives money from the state because they are ill, unemployed etc: • claimants for long… …   Financial and business terms

  • claimant — n. a claimant to (a claimant to the estate) * * * [ kleɪmənt] a claimant to (a claimant to the estate) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • claimant — [[t]kle͟ɪmənt[/t]] claimants 1) N COUNT A claimant is someone who is receiving money from the state because they are unemployed or they are unable to work because they are ill. [BRIT] ...benefit claimants. 2) N COUNT A claimant is someone who… …   English dictionary

  • claimant — UK [ˈkleɪmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms claimant : singular claimant plural claimants a) someone who makes an official request for money from a government, insurance company etc claimants of sickness benefits b) someone who says that they …   English dictionary

  • claimant — noun Date: 15th century one that asserts a right or title < a claimant to an estate >; also claimer 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • claimant — noun Claimant is used after these nouns: ↑social security …   Collocations dictionary

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