occupant


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Occupant \Oc"cu*pant\, n. [L. occupans, p. pr. of occupare: cf.
   F. occupant. See Occupy.]
   1. One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the
      actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing;
      as, the occupant of the apartment is not at home.
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   Note: This word, in law, sometimes signifies one who takes
         the first possession of a thing that has no owner.
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   2. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Marston.
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