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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 ?
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 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 in the third batch of Dengvaxia complaints filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought Thursday the inhibition of Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon from handling their cases.
The practice, he said is still continue and complainants were submitting applications regarding their problems and complaints.
Where a hearing officer found a respondent employer liable for discriminating against a complainant by subjecting her to a hostile work environment and failing to remedy her complainants of sexual harassment by a co-worker, which resulted in her constructive discharge, the complaint was timely filed based on the continuing violation doctrine.
'Indubitably, respondent actively participated in the series of transactions and dealings with complainants, from the time he accepted all the monies and placed it in the account of Mendoza.
Peshawar -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police on Sunday night introduced an SMS-based system to facilitate complainants of heinous crimes, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) announced on Twitter.
According to the prosecution reports, the complainants are employed by Wambui, a director of Ridgeways Inn-The Yard along Kiambu Road.
Oseni and three others now at large, invaded the complainants' house with axe and cutlass and introduced themselves as 'Eiye' Confraternity members.