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A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

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Defendant definition is - a person or group against whom a criminal or civil action is brought : someone who is being sued or accused of committing a crime.

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1) the party sued in a civil lawsuit or the party charged with a crime in a criminal prosecution. In some types of cases (such as divorce) a defendant may be called  ...

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defendant meaning: 1. a person in a law case who is accused of having done something illegal 2. a person in a court of law who is accused of having done ...

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A defendant, in criminal cases, is the person accused of the crime. In civil matters, the defendant is the person or entity that is being sued. In some states, or in ...

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Defendant definition, a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court (opposed to plaintiff). See more.

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What does Plaintiff vs defendant mean? Learn the definition of Plaintiff vs defendant & other commonly used words, phrases, & idioms in the English language.

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In a civil matter, the party sued by the plaintiff; in a criminal matter, the party who is prosecuted.See Civil procedure, Criminal procedure.

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Defendant definition: A defendant is a person who has been accused of breaking the law and is being tried in... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and ...