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.
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complainant

(kəmˈpleɪnənt)
n
(Law) law a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff
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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]
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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
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complainant

noun
One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court:
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Translations

complainant

[kəmˈpleɪnənt] N (Jur) → demandante mf, querellante mf
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complainant

[kəmˈpleɪnənt] n (LAW)plaignant(e) m/f
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complainant

nBeschwerdeführer(in) m(f); (in court) → Kläger(in) m(f)
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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 governor bade him take it out and hand it to the complainant; he obeyed trembling; the woman took it, and making a thousand salaams to all and praying to God for the long life and health of the senor governor who had such regard for distressed orphans and virgins, she hurried out of court with the purse grasped in both her hands, first looking, however, to see if the money it contained was silver.
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.
On July 16, 2019, a show-cause notice was issued to Shahzadi by the incumbent PLRA DG, which informed her that she was accused of corruption by a complainant named Nazeer Ahmed.
'Maryam Safdar who led the press conference of the PML-N senior leadership and gave a detailed narrative and commentary on the audio/video attributed to the complainant while playing it has attempted to distance and disassociate herself from the details and specifics of its acquisition, origins, source, recording, dissemination, release and timing and also the specifics of the individual who actually undertook and conducted the recording,' the report read.
II, Islamabad in August 2018 after five months of [the] appointment of the complainant judge.
Summary: When the complainant refused to sign it, they called the third accused and threatened to put him in jail.
The complainant, he said, sustained injuries, which were treated at a health facility.
He said the complainant reported that Emeka invited him over to his garden for Easter celebrations and that in the course of the celebration Emeka asked the complainant some questions which he refused to answer.
The NBI said the complainant, who requested anonymity, recruited Tamayo as his business partner for JPM88 Manpower Agency in Ermita, Manila.