Claimant

A party to an explicit or implicit contract. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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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-term sickness benefits

2. INSURANCE someone who requests and receives money from an insurer for damage, theft, injury etc for which they are insured:

• No payment will be made if the claimant, at the time of effecting the insurance, was receiving medical treatment.

3. LAW someone who demands money from a person or organization that has caused harm to them:

• Claimants using a product while drunk will not receive damages.

4. LAW someone who states that they have a right to take or receive something that belongs to them:

• a claimant to an interest in land

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claimant UK US /ˈkleɪmənt/ noun [C]
INSURANCE a person or company that requests or receives payment from an insurance company for an accident, illness, damage to property, etc.: »

For medical malpractice insurance claims that we paid, fewer than 10% had a payout of $1 million or more.

a person who requests or receives payment of money that a government, organization, or company owes them: »

Tax credit payments are calculated according to the claimant's yearly income.

(also plaintiff) LAW a person who goes to court to make a legal complaint against someone else: »

The claimant commenced this action to recover damages that were sustained while working for the defendant.

LAW someone who demands the right to be the legal owner of a particular property, payment, or title: »

He was declared the legitimate claimant to the throne.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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. 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

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