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English definition of “occupier”


noun [C usually plural] (CONTROLLING)    /ˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ.ər/ US  /ˈɑː.kjə.paɪ.ɚ/
someone who has moved into a place and taken control of it: The occupiers were driven out after fierce street fighting.People who live or settle somewhere
(Definition of occupier noun (CONTROLLING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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