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plassøkende

substantiv

partial

applicant

noun

Comparative law notes

Only the first definition applies.

Definitions of applicant

a person who formally applies for a job or position etc

The company refuses to release the applicant's name.

a person who makes a formal request for something

The applicant submitted her request under the Freedom of Information Act.

a person who makes a request for a case to be heard by a court, especially an appeal from a lower court

The applicant could successfully petition the Supreme Court for permission to appeal.