Part of speech: noun

One who makes a claim.

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Usage examples "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", Various.
  2. He had not been gone ten minutes when Claimant No. 4 entered. - "Children of the Tenements", 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", Egerton Ryerson Young.