Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

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Synonyms of Occupant

occupier, resident

Origin of the word Occupant

  1. 1596, from L. occupantem (nom. occupans), prp. of occupare "to take possession of" (see occupy). more

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