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claimant

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkleɪmənt/
INSURANCE a person or company that requests or receives payment from an insurance company for an accident, illness, damage to property, etc.: For medical malpractice insurance claims that we paid, fewer than 10% had a payout of $1 million or more.
a person who requests or receives payment of money that a government, organization, or company owes them: Tax credit payments are calculated according to the claimant's yearly income.
( also plaintiff) LAW a person who goes to court to make a legal complaint against someone else: The claimant commenced this action to recover damages that were sustained while working for the defendant.
LAW someone who demands the right to be the legal owner of a particular property, payment, or title: He was declared the legitimate claimant to the throne.
Translations of “claimant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 要求者, 索賠人, 認領人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 要求者, 索赔人, 认领人…
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