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English definition of “occupier”

occupier

noun uk   /ˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ.ər/ us    /ˈɑː.kjə.paɪ.ɚ/

occupier noun (LIVING)

[C] UK someone who lives or works in a particular room, building, or piece of land, or someone who is using it: The envelope was simply addressed to 'The Occupier'.

occupier noun (CONTROLLING)

[C usually plural] someone who has moved into a place and taken control of it: The occupiers were driven out after fierce street fighting.
(Definition of occupier from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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