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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  • Second defendant in meth house torture case gets 42 years
    [...] defendant in meth house torture case gets 42 years Prosecutor Chari Kelly said she asked jurors to give Trace R. Smith, 29, life in prison for his convictions at trial Friday on charges of attempted capital murder, kidnapping, robbery and evidence tampering. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Death for man who murdered wife and unborn child
    An Arab man has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife and her unborn child, the Court of Cassation ruled today. The defendant is also required to pay Dh10,000 to his wife’s family in blood money for the child. The Court of Appeals had previously sentenced the man to 10 years in prison but the Court of Cassation overruled the verdict. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Bond amounts set on case-by-case basis
    When reviewing bond amounts set for defendants in Douglas County, it can be a bit confusing. While one defendant charged with a DUI may receive a $250 bond, another may get a $500 bond. That’s because according to Kansas statute, the decision is left entirely up to the judge. Judges must base their decision on a number of factors, balancing the defendant’s nee Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'

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