complainant


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com·plain·ant

 (kəm-plā′nənt)
n. Law
1. A plaintiff.
2. A prosecuting witness in a criminal case.
3. A person who files a formal accusation or brings a formal charge.

complainant

(kəmˈpleɪnənt)
n
(Law) law a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff

com•plain•ant

(kəmˈpleɪ nənt)

n.
a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.complainant - a person who brings an action in a court of lawcomplainant - a person who brings an action in a court of law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
petitioner, suer - someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

complainant

noun
One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court:
Translations

complainant

[kəmˈpleɪnənt] N (Jur) → demandante mf, querellante mf

complainant

[kəmˈpleɪnənt] n (LAW)plaignant(e) m/f

complainant

nBeschwerdeführer(in) m(f); (in court) → Kläger(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
The complainant proceeds to state, that he was, after many menaces, stript, bound, and his limbs exposed to fire in the manner already described, till, compelled by excess of agony, he subscribed the charter and leases presented to him, of the contents of which he was totally ignorant.
When the Stranger with a Club was brought to trial, the complainant said to the Judge:
The magistrate (an ill-tempered man, with a sour enjoyment in the exercise of his own power) inquired if any one on or near the road had witnessed the assault, and, greatly to my surprise, the complainant admitted the presence of the labourer in the field.
The complainants would not dare present themselves with such a charge.
The judge also expressed doubt that the complainant understood much of the sexual activity involved.
Simon Mills, prosecuting, claims that the two defendants, used the complainant as a sexual play thing after they returned to a house in the Hawarden area after a night out at Chester.
For example, in all cases of bail given for crimes of rape and domestic violence, the accused may not have contact with the complainant (the rape survivor).
On December 23, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Du Page County, which convicted the defendant of battery for insulting or provoking the complainant by touching her with his knees in a dispute in an office smoking lounge.
The two men arranged to meet and the suspect allegedly asked the complainant to sign some documents containing his personal details so he could get his money.
To succeed in a 'cyber squatting' case, a Complainant is required to prove each of the following three conditions specified in paragraph 4(a) of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy" or "UDRP") of 1999, namely that:
A registrant must submit to proceedings under the rules if a complainant asserts, in accordance with the procedure, that the complainant has rights in respect of a name or mark which is identical or similar to the domain name and, in the hands of the registrant the domain name is an abusive registration (reg.
COMPLAINTS against Coventry City Council included: The council was ordered to pay pounds 1,200 compensation to one complainant who ended up living in overcrowded conditions for 10 months more than necessary when the council failed to send an offer of accommodation to the right address.