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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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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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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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defendant (plural defendants). (law) In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a ...

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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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Define defendant (noun) and get synonyms. What is defendant (noun)? defendant (noun) meaning, pronunciation and more by Macmillan Dictionary.

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One thing no one wants to be is a defendant: that means someone sued you, which could cost you a boatload of money. Other defendants are accused of crimes ...

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The defendant in a lawsuit is the person against whom the action is brought, by the plaintiff. A defendant in an arbitration case or a divorce case s called the ...