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 ?
When the Stranger with a Club was brought to trial, the complainant said to the Judge:
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.
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.
Summary: The lawyer said it was the complainant who hit the police vehicles while escaping the accident scene.
The complainant said she along with her husband was asleep when four masked gunmen broke into their house and gang-raped her after holding her husband at gunpoint.
Milimani principal magistrate Peter Ooko said it is worrying how the prosecution recommended Nyakundi be charged without first recording a statement from the complainant.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of the complainant, without her consent.
Prosecutor Nicoletta Alistari said: "The defendant and the complainant knew each other as the defendant lived a few doors away.
Gierran said the complainant sought the help of the NBI after Bukhari uploaded her nude photos on the internet.
The complainant, Ehtesham Ahmed, and two witnesses, Roman Ahmed and Ammar Yasir, gave their statements before the ATC Judge, Shahrukh Arjumand, against the four suspects charged with online blasphemy.
The second complainant, an American, told yesterday how the pair exchanged explicit images on Grindr in November 2015.