- one who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite or dissembler.
- one who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
- a person who pretends or makes false allegations
- (government, politics & diplomacy) a person who mounts a claim, as to a throne or title
- a person who pretends, esp. for a dishonest purpose.
- an aspirant or claimant (often fol. by to): a pretender to the throne.
- a person who makes unjustified or false claims.