Defendant

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Defendant Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

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  • a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

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Defendant Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A defendant is the person or group of people who comes to court because of a complaint by a plaintiff. A defendant may also be called a respondent, if a petition is used against them to make them come to court.



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Defendant Sample Sentences in News


  • Officials: Defendant in Maywood court attacked judge
    A man who appeared in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday on aggravated battery and attempted murder charges will face additional felony charges after he punched the judge hearing his case in a Maywood courtroom, officials said. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Man jailed for stabbing mentally-challenged youth and his father
    Defendant convicted of knife attack in a fit of rage after youngster entered family’s residence Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Executive jailed for stealing 654 TV sets from warehouse
    The defendant has been on trial for the robbery of an electronics warehouse in the industrial area of Al Qusais, with other runaway accomplices. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'

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