Webster 1913 Edition
occupans, p. pr. of
occupare: cf. F.
One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing;
occupantof the apartment is not at home
☞ This word, in law, sometimes signifies one who takes the first possession of a thing that has no owner.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.He that occupies or takes possession; he that has possession.
2.In law, one that first takes possession of that which has no legal owner. The right of property, either in wild beasts and fowls, or in land belonging to no person, vests in the first occupant. The property in these cases follows the possession.
occupant (plural occupants)
- A person who occupies a place or a position.
- An owner or tenant of a property.
- A person sitting in a car or other vehicle.
person who occupies a place or a position
owner or tenant
person sitting in a vehicle
- IPA(key): /ɔ.ky.pɑ̃/
- present participle of occuper
occupant m (feminine singular occupante, masculine plural occupants, feminine plural occupantes)
occupant m (plural occupants, feminine occupante)
- third-person plural present active indicative of occupō