claimant


claimant
   a poor person supported in part or whole by the state
   They claim money to which they are entitled from public agencies etc.:
    Reductions for Students, OAPs and Claimants. (Theatre Wales poster, October, 1981 — despite the standard English use of claimant as anyone who makes a claim, no self-sufficient person would be so unwise as to ask if he might pay a lesser price for his ticket)
   There is also an organization called the Claimants' Union which seeks to maximize the receipts of its members from public funds.

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  • claimant — claim·ant / klā mənt/ n: one that asserts a claim esp. formally Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. claimant I …   Law dictionary

  • Claimant — Claim ant, n. [Cf. OF. clamant, p. pr. of clamer. Cf. {Clamant}.] One who claims; one who asserts a right or title; a claimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claimant — 1747, from CLAIM (Cf. claim) (v.), on model of appellant, defendant, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • claimant — [klām′ənt] n. a person who makes a claim …   English World dictionary

  • Claimant — A party to an explicit or implicit contract. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * claimant clai‧mant [ˈkleɪmənt] noun [countable] 1. someone who requests or receives money from the state because they are ill, unemployed etc: • claimants… …   Financial and business terms

  • claimant — A party to an explicit or implicit contract. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * claimant clai‧mant [ˈkleɪmənt] noun [countable] 1. someone who requests or receives money from the state because they are ill, unemployed etc: • claimants for long… …   Financial and business terms

  • claimant — n. a claimant to (a claimant to the estate) * * * [ kleɪmənt] a claimant to (a claimant to the estate) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • claimant — [[t]kle͟ɪmənt[/t]] claimants 1) N COUNT A claimant is someone who is receiving money from the state because they are unemployed or they are unable to work because they are ill. [BRIT] ...benefit claimants. 2) N COUNT A claimant is someone who… …   English dictionary

  • claimant — UK [ˈkleɪmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms claimant : singular claimant plural claimants a) someone who makes an official request for money from a government, insurance company etc claimants of sickness benefits b) someone who says that they …   English dictionary

  • claimant — noun Date: 15th century one that asserts a right or title < a claimant to an estate >; also claimer 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • claimant — noun Claimant is used after these nouns: ↑social security …   Collocations dictionary