Meaning of “occupant” in the English Dictionary

"occupant" in American English

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occupantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑk·jə·pənt/

someone who lives in a particular place:

The occupants of the building are unhappy about the rent increase.

An occupant of a car, room, seat, or other space is a person who is in it.

(Definition of “occupant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"occupant" in Business English

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occupantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒkjəpənt/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)