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.
Note: ☞ This word, in law, sometimes signifies one who takes the first possession of a thing that has no owner.
2. A prostitute. [Obs.]
n : someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged
period or who was born there [syn: resident, occupier]