Defendant

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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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  • Death term of man who killed pregnant wife quashed
    The defendant told the police that in a fit of rage, he rushed to the kitchen, took a knife and stabbed his pregnant wife to death. The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court of Appeal has overturned a death sentence issued by a lower court against a resident convicted of murdering his pregnant wife last year. The court, presided by Chief Judge Humaid Yassin, sentenced the Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Mechanic jailed for having sex with worker
    Defendant says he had consensual sex with worker A mechanic has been jailed for six months for having consensual sex with a worker, who claimed that the mechanic had forced sex with him at his residence. Prosecutors said Z.A. lured the worker to his room and had forced sex with him. The defendant claimed before the Dubai Court of First Instance that he did not rap Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Worker jailed for groping girl at shopping mall
    She claimed that I took snapshots of her with my mobile phone. Presiding judge Ezzat Abdul Lat said the accused will be deported after serving his jail term. Then I spotted him sitting at an opposite bench and had his mobile phone between his legs... he positioned the lens towards my daughter. Records said 89 photos of women and children were found saved in the de Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'

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