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A joint defendant.
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criminal law a fellow defendant
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co•de•fend•ant(ˌkoʊ dɪˈfɛn dənt)
a joint defendant.
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|Noun||1.||codefendant - 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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