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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