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claimantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkleɪ.mənt/
a ​person who ​asks for something that they ​believebelongs to them or that they have a ​right to
(Definition of claimant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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claimantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkleɪmənt/
INSURANCE a ​person or ​company that ​requests or receives ​payment from an ​insurancecompany for an accident, illness, ​damage to ​property, etc.: For ​medicalmalpracticeinsuranceclaims 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 ​companyowes them: Tax ​creditpayments are ​calculated according to the claimant's ​yearlyincome.
(also plaintiff) LAW a ​person who goes to ​court to make a ​legalcomplaint against someone else: The claimant commenced this ​action to ​recoverdamages that were ​sustained while ​working for the ​defendant.
LAW someone who ​demands the ​right to be the ​legalowner of a particular ​property, ​payment, or ​title: He was ​declared the ​legitimate claimant to the throne.
(Definition of claimant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “claimant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 要求者, 索赔人, 认领人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 要求者, 索賠人, 認領人…
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