Definition of Occupant

1. Noun. Someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there.

Definition of Occupant

1. n. One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing.

Definition of Occupant

1. Noun. A person who occupies a place or a position. ¹

2. Noun. An owner or tenant of a property. ¹

3. Noun. A person sitting in a car or other vehicle. ¹

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Definition of Occupant

1. a resident [n -S] - See also: resident

Lexicographical Neighbors of Occupant

occulting light
occulting lights
occupancy rate
occupant (current term)
occupation licence
occupation license
occupational deafness
occupational dentistry
occupational disease
occupational diseases
occupational exposure
occupational group

Literary usage of Occupant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"Their duty to obey does not, of course, arise from their own Municipal Law, nor from International Law, but from the Martial Law of the occupant to which ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1833)
"occupant. 1. Executor special occupant. 2. Requisites. 3. Not special of a rent: but executor may be quasi occupant. 1. Executor may be a special occupant. ..."

3. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"L could be a right against the owner or occupant of a movable ' thing. A real servitude, therefore, supposes the existence of two distinct parcels of land ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"An undertaker who contracts to furnish carriages for a funeral cannot escape liability to an occupant of a carriage injured by negligence of the driver, ..."

5. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1793)
"... be occupant after his death. 18 E. 3. 44. b.] [2. If a man leaf es to another and his executors land for life of ^fethi$ J. 8. ..."

6. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1817)
"There can be no occupant of any thing that Mo. 394. lyeth in grant (3), ... 57. every occupant must claime by a que estate, and averre the life of f>o Jam ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"They also agree In compelling the successful claimant to pay, to a certain extent, the assessed value of the improvements mad« on the land by the occupant. ..."

8. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1897)
"Naked occupancy of the public mineral lands confers no title — Rights of such occupant. \ -17. Rights upon the public domain can not be initiated by ..."

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