Definition of claimant in English:



  • A person making a claim, especially in a lawsuit or for a state benefit.

    ‘one in four eligible claimants failed to register for a rebate’
    • ‘He sold the land to the claimants and they granted him in return a rent-free life tenancy.’
    • ‘It was as if the claimant's complaint had been without any merit at all, as if it had been contrived.’
    • ‘Each case will turn on its own facts but in my view the claimants are more likely to succeed than the defendants.’
    • ‘The claimants were represented by prominent leading counsel and three juniors.’
    • ‘The claimants denied any breach of their obligations and sought declarations to that effect.’
    • ‘All claimants claim that there was a conspiracy by the defendants to injure them by unlawful means.’
    • ‘It is accepted by the claimant that the defendant has a right of way for residential purposes.’
    • ‘The Court of Appeal reversed the trial judge and gave judgment for the claimant.’
    • ‘Nor have I forgotten that little if any disclosure was made by the claimants on this topic.’
    • ‘I have held against the claimants on each of the four grounds advanced before me.’
    • ‘The judge rejected all three complaints, and the claimant then appealed to this court.’
    • ‘There was in fact no evidence of malicious attack by any third party, let alone the claimant.’
    • ‘The claimants ' solicitors will then forward a file of the submissions to my clerk.’
    • ‘If the builders had never built the dairy of course the claimants could not have complained.’
    • ‘The second condition is that the agreement causes damage to the particular claimant.’
    • ‘The defendant does not contend that the claimant elected to affirm the contract.’
    • ‘The claimant's complaint is that what he is permitted by the hospital does not go far enough.’
    • ‘The claimants and the defendants produced differing translations of the clause.’
    • ‘I must do the best I can to be fair to both the claimant and the defendant on the evidence that is before me.’
    • ‘Both the claimants and the defendants are in business for the purpose of making a profit.’
    applicant, candidate, supplicant, suppliant, pretender, suitor
    petitioner, plaintiff, litigant, appellant
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