1. [syn: resident, occupant, occupier]
2. a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Occupier \Oc"cu*pi`er\, n.
1. One who occupies, or has possession.
2. One who follows an employment; hence, a tradesman. [Obs.]
"Merchants and occupiers." --Holland.
The occupiers of thy merchandise. --Ezek. xxvii.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged
period or who was born there [syn: resident, occupant,
occupier] [ant: nonresident]
2: a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
OCCUPIER. One who is in the enjoyment of a thing.
2. He may be the occupier by virtue of a lawful contract, either
express or implied, or without any contract. The occupier is, in general,
bound to make the necessary repairs to premises he occupies the cleansing
and repairing of drains and sewers, therefore, is prima facie the duty of
him who occupies the premises. 3 Q. B. R. 449; S. C. 43 Eng. C. L. R. 814.