A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil ...
noun de·fen·dant \di-ˈfen-dənt, in legal circles often -ˌdant\. : a person who is being sued or accused of a crime in a court of law. How many of these commonly
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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.