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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
corespondent, co-respondent - the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding
respondent - the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
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Let judgment be entered against me, but in strict justice all my ancestors for generations should be made co-defendants and I be permitted to plead in mitigation of punishment the imperious mandate of heredity.
A man on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy opened fire in a Milan courthouse, killing his lawyer, a co-defendant and a judge before escaping amid the chaos, The Guardian reports.
The officer and his co-defendant, who is accused of posing as a religious cleric to conduct the sham marriage ceremony, were standing just metres from the alleged victim as she recounted her ordeal in the High Criminal Court yesterday.
The defence team for two other leading Muslim Brotherhood members -- Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy -- have asked that judges recuse themselves in two cases in which Morsi is a co-defendant.
The axed X Factor judge and former N-Dubz singer, 25, said she was "looking forward to giving her account" after the hearing in London with rapper co-defendant Mike GLC.
Dmitrichenko has acknowledged he wanted Filin roughed up and had given co-defendant Yuri Zarutsky the go-ahead to hit him, but said he had not wanted acid to be used.
Jeff Whorton, a co-defendant in one of two federal cases involving bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber, pleaded guilty Aug.
He said he did not know co-defendant Andrew Davies; that he had never been to Wrexham; and that he had never had anything to do with drugs.
The KFC restaurant Co-defendant Ben Kennedy, 21, of Rhuddlan Road, Rhyl, admitted the conspiracy charge, but his father John Kennedy, 44, also of Rhuddlan Road, pleaded not guilty when they appeared at Mold Crown Court yesterday.
Kieron Lee Jones and his 17-year-old co-defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not start the fight but had become embroiled in the brawl, Merthyr Crown Court heard.
now we'll get him here"); racial epithets (the "N" word) allegedly uttered by Simpson and one of his former co-defendants; extortion of one defense witness by former Simpson co-defendants and a prosecution claim that one defense witness wanted to "put a contract" out on another former co-defendant.
Co-defendant Ricardo Valenzuela is still at large, prosectors said.