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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 complainants would not dare present themselves with such a charge.
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.
Around 200-250 complainants approached NAB Lahore from which majority of the complainants were among the affectees of Eden Housing Project, Shuja Town, Formanites Housing Scam, Khayaban-i-Ameen, Awan Enterprises and Model Housing Enclave etc.
Around 200-250 complainants approached nab Lahore and majority of the complainants were from affectees of Eden Housing Project, Shuja Town, Formanites Housing Scam, Khayaban-i-Ameen, Awan Enterprises and Model Housing Enclave, etc.
The trader wanted one of the two complainants to cede the companies registered in his name in the UAE.
There are nine complainants who submitted an affidavit of desistance.
Another common fact pattern is where complainants later changes their minds about wanting to have sexual contact.
A SCHOOLBOY friend of one of the complainants in the Gordon Anglesea trial - who attended the attendance centre at Wrexham with him - told a jury he never saw anything untoward.
Since complainants were last surveyed in 2014, the total number of complaints has fallen by around half.
Abarrister defending a former police superintendent charged with historic sex offences has accused one of the complainants of mugging her client verbally during cross-examination in court.