Pronunciation: (ok'yu-punt), [key]
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.
a. an owner through occupancy.
b. one who is in actual possession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.