What does the word applicant mean?

Usage examples for applicant

  1. This, in fact, was specifically stated in an Act of 1729, which, after reciting that " inconveniences have arisen in consequence of licences being granted to alehouse- keepers by justices living at a distance, and, therefore, not truly informed of the occasion or want of ale- houses in the neighbourhood, or the character of those who apply for licences," enacted that " no licences shall in future be granted but at a general meeting of the magistrates acting in the division in which the applicant dwells." – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  2. The applicant said she wanted to know to whom the hat belonged. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton