Definition of 'squatter'
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Empty flats were taken over by squatters or used as crack dens. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They confirmed that all the squatters had been evicted and that no one had been arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The squatters were evicted but the occupation galvanised the movement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has referred to his return to the business as like arriving home to find squatters in the house. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some were forced to become "squatters" on land along the fringes of settlement that no one had yet claimed. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It's like being evicted from your house by squatters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In that case, the householder can force a way in or the police can evict the squatters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I have seen choirs form a "squatters rights " clique. Christianity Today (2000)Either that or squatters' rights. Times, Sunday Times (2007)AT last the law on squatters' rights will be changed. The Sun (2012)In 1967 the police closed the hotel down, and it was taken over by squatters. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The doughty Icelanders know that they have only squatters' rights on their volcanic island. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Guests enjoy full squatters' rights at both hotels - two resorts for the price of one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Still, it's a valuable lesson for anyone who finds their property overrun by squatters in the future. The Sun (2015)My next-door neighbour spent a prolonged period away from home recently, and returned to find her house had been taken over by squatters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I'll commit all my power to rid the country of squatters' rights. The Sun (2010)THOSE who say it is unfair to take away squatters' rights as it will cause more homelessness are in a position to help them if they wish. The Sun (2012)They are there to fill up space profitably rather than leave it empty, they do not have any squatters' rights when an edible crop is needed. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)
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Translations for 'squatter'
British English: squatter NOUN
A squatter is someone who lives in an unused building without having a legal right to do so and without paying any rent or any property tax.
Police evicted the squatters from the empty buildings.
Definition of squatter from the Collins English Dictionary
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