- a person who occupies a house, post, etc.
- a person who acquires title to anything by occupancy
Origin of occupantfrom Classical Latin occupans, present participle of occupare, occupy
- One that resides in or uses a physical space: the occupants of the house; the occupants of a car.
- One who holds an office, position, or job: the occupant of the professorial chair.
occupant - Legal Definition
One who inhabits or exercises direct control over a certain piece of property or premises, as distinguished from the one who has ownership of the property, although the same person(s) may do both.