Definition of Squatter

1. Noun. Someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it.

Exact synonyms: Homesteader, Nester
Generic synonyms: Colonist, Settler
Derivative terms: Homestead



2. Noun. Someone who settles on land without right or title.
Generic synonyms: Interloper, Intruder, Trespasser
Derivative terms: Squat

Definition of Squatter

1. n. One who squats; specifically, one who settles unlawfully upon land without a title. In the United States and Australia the term is sometimes applied also to a person who settles lawfully upon government land under permission and restrictions, before acquiring title.

Definition of Squatter

1. Noun. One who occupies a building or land without title or permission. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squatter

1. to move through water [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Squatter

1. 1. One who squats; specifically, one who settles unlawfully upon land without a title. In the United States and Australia the term is sometimes applied also to a person who settles lawfully upon government land under permission and restrictions, before acquiring title. "In such a tract, squatters and trespassers were tolerated to an extent now unknown." (Macaulay) 2. See Squat snipe, under Squat. (10 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Squatter

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1. The Political Text-book, Or Encyclopedia: Containing Everything Necessary by Michael W. Cluskey (1857)
"Now I admit that there is a difference of opinion amongst Democrats as to whether this feature of squatter sovereignty be in the bill or nut, "But the great ..."

2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"There were not only squatter governors and legislators, but there were squatter courts and squatter judges. Kven on so plain a proposition as the ..."

3. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1897)
"Tn the morning, before anything could be done to prevent the intrusion, the squatter would be found in absolute occupation and ready to resist and defy ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"GCB BOYD, BENJAMIN (1796-1851), Australian squatter, second son of Edward Boyd of ... He was in his time the largest squatter in the Australian colonies. ..."

5. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Privy Council (1906)
"That, inasmuch as the present vendor was a purchaser from the squatter, he received the land discharged from those obligations ..."

6. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"Dominic Evans, "Sudan: Sudan Defends 'Brutal' Razing of squatter Camps," Reuter, Khartoum, October 21, ..."

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