The legal definition of
In a civil matter, the party sued by the plaintiff; in a criminal matter, the party who is prosecuted.See Civil procedure, Criminal procedure.
An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law: the
The person against whom a lawsuit is filed is usually called the
The plaintiff in a court case is the person who has filed a complaint/charges
One thing no one wants to be is a
noun de·fen·dant \di-ˈfen-dənt, in legal circles often -ˌdant\. Simple Definition of