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plain·tiff

 (plān′tĭf)
n. Law
The party that institutes a suit in a court.

[Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-Norman pleintif, from Old French plaintif, aggrieved; see plaintive.]

plaintiff

(ˈpleɪntɪf)
n
(Law) (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law. Now replaced by: claimant Compare defendant1
[C14: from legal French plaintif, from Old French plaintif (adj) complaining, from plainte plaint]

plain•tiff

(ˈpleɪn tɪf)

n.
one who brings a legal action or suit in a court (opposed to defendant).
[1350–1400; Middle English, n. use of plaintif plaintive]

plaintiff

A person who initiates a court action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of lawplaintiff - 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
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

plaintiff

noun
One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court:
Translations
مُدَّعي، مُقَدِّم الدَّعْوى
žalobce-kanavrhovatel
sagsøger
felperes
stefnandi
prasītājs

plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] Ndemandante mf, querellante mf

plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] nplaignant(e) m/f

plaintiff

nKläger(in) m(f)

plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] n (Law) → attore/trice

plaintiff

(ˈpleintif) noun
a person who starts a legal case against another.
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