Claimant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkleɪmənt|  American pronunciation of the word claimant
Brit.  |ˈkleɪm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word claimant

noun

- someone who claims a benefit or right or title

claimants of unemployment compensation
he was a claimant to the throne

Examples

They are claimants to the dead man's estate.

Claimants will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

a dispute between two claimants to the throne

he was a claimant to the throne

a claim to an estate may be defeasible so long as the claimant is under 21 and unmarried

Word forms

noun
singular: claimant
plural: claimants
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