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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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claimantclai‧mant /ˈkleɪmənt/ noun [countable]  SCLsomeone who claims something, especially money, from the government, a court etc because they think they have a right to it benefit claimants
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claimantThe company will settle the lawsuit and provide compensation for claimants.The latter class of claimants, generally bondholders, will suffer a fall in the market value of their claims.But if there is a large group of potential claimants, the government may formalize the awarding of compensation.This is because shareholders are residual claimants to the value of the firm.Garcia is representing three Spanish-speaking claimants in their case against the state.The Bill will cover those income support claimants who have an amount for mortgage interest included in their income support assessment.Under the new system, claimants will receive their benefit checks three weeks earlier than before.The claimant should then submit medical certificates for the duration of their absence from work.Those claimants undermine the claims of genuine asylum seekers, and no one would wish to defend them.There are no details on the number of dependents, as opposed to claimants of housing benefit.
From Longman Business Dictionaryclaimantclai‧mant /ˈkleɪmənt/ noun [countable]1someone who requests or receives money from the state because they are ill, unemployed etcclaimants for long-term sickness benefits2INSURANCE someone who requests and receives money from an insurer for damage, theft, injury etc for which they are insuredNo payment will be made if the claimant, at the time of effecting the insurance, was receiving medical treatment.3LAW someone who demands money from a person or organization that has caused harm to themClaimants using a product while drunk will not receive damages.4LAW someone who states that they have a right to take or receive something that belongs to thema claimant to an interest in land
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