claimant - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈkleɪmənt/
singularclaimant
pluralclaimants
  1. 1
    someone who makes an official request for money from a government, insurance company etc
    1. a.
      someone who says that they have a right to something, especially something that belonged to someone who has died
  2. 2
    legal someone who brings a legal case against someone else in a court of law. The person against whom the case is brought is called the defendant.

    The claimant made a claim for damages against his employee for a breach of statutory duty.