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Definition of Applicant

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person who applies (for a position, job, etc.)
Applicant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who apples for something; one who makes request; a petitioner.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\ap"pli*cant\ (&?;), n. [l. applicans, p. pr. of applicare. see apply.] one who apples for something; one who makes request; a petitioner. the applicant for a cup of water. --plumtre. the court require the applicant to appear in person. --z. swift.

WordNet 2.0

1. a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
(synonym) applier
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee
(derivation) apply
Applicant Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A governmental entity, a non-profit public-purpose organization, or any responsible person having the legal, financial, and technical capacity to implement an intermodal passenger terminal project under 49 CFR 256. The applicant must have legal authority to receive and expend Federal funds. (49CFR256)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Applicant Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Energy Glossary
Applicant means any person who submits an application for certification pursuant to the provisions of this division, including, but not limited to, any person who explores for or develops geothermal resources.
Applicant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Applicant is a dramatic sketch written by Harold Pinter. Originally written in 1959 and first published by Eyre Methuen in 1961, it was first broadcast on BBC Radio on the Third Programme "between February and March 1964," along with Pinter's other revue sketches, That's Your Trouble, That's All, Interview, and Dialogue for Three.

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Applicant Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
inventor or joint inventors who are applying for a patent on their own invention, or the person mentioned in 37 CFR 1.42, 1.43 or 1.47 who is applying for a patent in place of the inventor.

-- see 37 CFR 1.41 and MPEP 605  

Context: Patent
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Glossary
Any natural person or legal entity indicated as such in a PCT application. At least one applicant must be a national or resident of a PCT Contracting State. For the purposes of the United States of America, the applicant(s) must be the inventor(s).
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
A person claiming to be the first and true inventor, or assignee of the first and true inventor of an invention. There may be one or more applicants. In the United States, the applicant(s) must be the inventor(s).

For a PCT international application the applicant must be any natural person or legal entity who is a national or resident of a PCT Contracting State.

An applicant is sometimes known as an assignee or owner.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
HMCS Legal Terms
Person making the request or demand, eg person who issues an application 
By Her Majesty's Courts Service. Published under Crown Copyright.
Applicant Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The buyer of foreign goods in a letter of credit transaction. The applicant asks his/her bank to establish credit for the purchase of these goods.