1. One who occupies, or has possession.
2. One who follows an employment; hence, a tradesman. [Obs.] “Merchants and occupiers.”
The occupiers of thy merchandise. --Ezek. xxvii. 27.
n 1: someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged
period or who was born there [syn: resident, occupant]
2: a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered