- A person seeking government aid is an example of a claimant.
- A plaintiff who has filed a lawsuit against someone is an example of a claimant.
The definition of a claimant is a person who makes a claim.
A party that makes a claim, especially one that is legally cognizable.
claimant - Legal Definition
An individual or entity who asserts a right or demand to money or property.
- Alexander was not the only claimant to the vacant throne, but, recognized by the army, he soon swept all rivals from his path.
- To abandon the French claimant to the throne of Sicily; he recognized Ladislaus, his former enemy, as king of Naples, and Ladislaus did not fail to salute John XXIII.
- Netherlands to the Austrian claimant, accomplished all that could reasonably be desired, though the abandonment to the vengeance of the Spanish government of her Catalan allies, and the base desertion of her continental confederates on the very field of action, brought dishonour on the good name of England.
- His son, Fesal, succeeded him, but in 1836 on his refusal to pay tribute an Egyptian force was sent to depose him and he was taken prisoner and sent to Cairo, while a rival claimant, Khalid, was established as amir in Riad.
- They illustrate the right of review or recognitio which the Romans retained, at least in capital causes; the charge brought in this case of acting adversus majestatem populi romani; the claim made by Jesus to be a king; and the result that his judge became convinced that the claimant was opposed neither to the public peace nor to the civil supremacy of Rome.