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The person against whom a lawsuit is filed. In some types of cases (such as
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
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noun de·fen·dant \di-ˈfen-dənt, in legal circles often -ˌdant\. Simple Definition of
The legal definition of