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A plaintiff (Π in legal shorthand) is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a court. By doing so, the plaintiff seeks a legal remedy, and if successful, the court will ...

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Plaintiff definition, a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to defendant). See more.

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In a courtroom, the plaintiff is the person or group who is accusing another person or group of some wrongdoing. If you're the plaintiff, you are claiming that a law ...

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Plaintiff. The party who sues in a civil action; a complainant; the prosecution—that is, a state or the United States representing the people—in a criminal case.

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plaintiff. n. the party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the clerk of the court against the defendant(s) demanding damages, performance and/or ...

Legal Definition of Plaintiff - Lectric Law Library


The person who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint is called the plaintiff. When the document that initiates a lawsuit is called a petition rather than a complaint ...

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From Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French plaintif (“ complaining; as a noun, one who complains, a plaintiff”) from the verb plaindre.

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Synonyms for plaintiff at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.

plaintiff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary


plaintiff meaning, definition, what is plaintiff: someone who makes a legal complaint against someone else in court. Learn more.

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plaintiff (n.) Look up plaintiff at Dictionary.com: c. 1400, from Anglo-French pleintif (late 13c.), noun use of Old French plaintif "complaining; wretched, miserable," ...

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Plaintiff | Definition of Plaintiff by Merriam-Webster


law : a person who sues another person or accuses another person of a crime in a court of law. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Examples: ...

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The plaintiff in a court case is the person who has filed a complaint/charges against the defendant for prosecution by the courts, while the defendant is the ...

Plaintiff - definition of plaintiff by The Free Dictionary


The party that institutes a suit in a court. [Middle English plaintif, from Anglo- Norman pleintif, from Old French plaintif, aggrieved; see plaintive.] American ...