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Meaning of occupant

oc•cu•pant

Pronunciation: (ok'yu-punt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building.
  2. a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.; resident.
    1. an owner through occupancy.
    2. one who is in actual possession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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