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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kley-muh nt]
    • /ˈkleɪ mənt/
    • /ˈkleɪ.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kley-muh nt]
    • /ˈkleɪ mənt/

Definitions of claimant word

  • countable noun claimant 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. 3
  • countable noun claimant A claimant is someone who asks to be given something which they think they are entitled to. 3
  • noun claimant a person who makes a claim 3
  • noun claimant a person who brings a civil action in a court of law 3
  • noun claimant A claimant is a person requesting money from an insurer according to the terms of an insurance contract. 3
  • noun claimant a person who makes a claim. 1

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Origin of claimant

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50; claim + -ant

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Parts of speech for Claimant


claimant popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

claimant usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for claimant

noun claimant

  • applicant — An applicant for something such as a job or a place at a college is someone who makes a formal written request to be given it.
  • claimer — a person who makes a claim; claimant
  • plaintiff — a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to defendant).
  • pretender — a person who pretends, especially for a dishonest purpose.
  • petitioner — a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of a number of those making the request, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority or power, soliciting some favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition for clemency; a petition for the repeal of an unfair law.

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