CLAIMANT. In the courts of admiralty, when the suit is in rem, the cause is
entitled in the Dame of the libellant against the thing libelled, as A B v.
Ten cases of calico and it preserves that title through the whole progress
of the suit.When a person is authorized and admitted to defend the libel, he
is called the claimant. The United States v. 1960 bags of coffee; 8 Cranch,
R. 398; United States v. The Mars; 8 Cranch, R. 417; 30 hhds. of sugar,
(Brentzon, claimant, v. Boyle. 9 Cranch, R. 191.accusant
, the prosecution