What does the word claimant mean?

Usage examples for claimant

  1. And the judge's verdict appointed the field to belong to the covetous and wrong claimant. – An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry; Serbian Lyrics by Various
  2. He had not been gone ten minutes when Claimant No. 4 entered. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  3. While all lovers of Missions rejoice at this, it is to be regretted that some, from whom better things might have been expected, were anxious to take the credit of the invention, instead of giving it to its rightful claimant, the Reverend James Evans. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young