Etymology
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occupier (n.)

late 14c., occupiour, "on who takes or holds possession" (of lands, manors, a benefice, etc.), agent noun from occupy.

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Definitions of occupier

occupier (n.)
someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there;
Synonyms: resident / occupant
occupier (n.)
a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country;
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