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occupant

noun [C]     /ˈɒkjəpənt/ formal
PROPERTY a person who lives or works in a room or building: the current/previous/last occupant The apartment had been left in a bad condition by the previous occupant. He is the sole occupant of the house.
a person in a car, room, seat, place, or position: The last occupant of the post of senior vice president was John Burton. The front-seat occupant is required by law to wear a seatbelt.
(Definition of occupant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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