co-defendant

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Noun1.co-defendant - 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.
While the contract amount for the printing of the 5,000,000,000 Liberian dollar banknotes was US$5,210,000, the indictment adds that co-defendants Weeks, Sirleaf, Hagba, Walker and Dennis allegedly paid to Crane Currency the amount of US$5,611,469.58, an excess of US$401,469.58.The indictment details that there was no signed letters for the extra Liberian dollar banknotes printed as provided for in the contract.
At the judge's announcement, an emotional Mayers shared a long hug with his lawyer, then with his co-defendants, and then ran over to the courtroom gallery to hug his friends and family who cheered the decision.
"I then got the idea to kill my cousin and planned the murder with two of my friends (the co-defendants), including the friend Mr Moushed also owed money to.
Evans who is standing trial before an Ikeja High Court alongside five other co-defendants yet again appeared in court without his counsel.
Former Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan Rashitjon Kadirov and 12 co-defendants are standing trial in closed-door criminal proceedings.
Savage was jointly tried with two co-defendants, Mashea Louise Ray-Simmons and Antionette McGouldrick.
31, the court's Second Division denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the Marcoses' co-defendants Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Bienvenido Tantoco Jr.
Napoles and her co-defendants shows that there is reason to believe that they attempted to retain the ill-gotten gains from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam,' he said.
Arab Police Station Case On May, 9 2017, the Court of Cassation revoked verdicts ranging from 10 years in prison to life against Badie and 49 co-defendants over charges of inciting violence in August 2013.
Islamabad -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) while hearing a case against former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi on Friday questioned why two SECP employees allegedly linked to record tampering in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case had not been named as co-defendants.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday, while hearing a case against former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi, interrogated as to why the two SECP employees allegedly linked to record tampering in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case were not named as co-defendants.IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani was hearing a petition filed by Hijazi.