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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  • Volokh Conspiracy: Unfair to try Muslim defendant over anniversary of September 11 attacks?
    No, says a New Jersey appellate court; nor is it unfair that there was "substantial media coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque and Quran Burning controversies" around that time. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Murder defendant admits shooting, killing Kyle Harris
    Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr. admitted in Cumberland County Superior Court on Friday that he shot and killed 19-year-old Kyle Harris four years ago. Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'
  • Bank Negara taken out as defendant in RM146m suit against Genneva
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is no longer a defendant in a RM146 million contractual breach suit by 1,065 investors against gold investment firm Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd. This followed the withdrawal of the claim against the central bank by the plaintiffs, headed by 58-year-old Murshid Meam Ghouse Musa Meam, during today's case management in the ch Read more on this news related to 'Defendant'

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