Pronunciation: (ok'yu-punt),[key] —n. 1. a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building. 2. a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.; resident.
3. Law. a. an owner through occupancy.
b. one who is in actual possession.