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de·fen·dant

 (dĭ-fĕn′dənt, -dănt′)
n. Law
The party against which an action is brought.

defendant

(dɪˈfɛndənt)
n
(Law) a person against whom an action or claim is brought in a court of law. Compare plaintiff
adj
making a defence; defending

de•fend•ant

(dɪˈfɛn dənt or, esp. in court, -dænt)

n.
one against whom a legal action or suit is brought in a court.
[1275–1325]

defendant

A person against whom an action has been brought in court.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defendant - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of lawdefendant - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
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"
accused - a defendant in a criminal proceeding
codefendant, co-defendant - a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
complainant, plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of law

defendant

noun the accused, respondent, appellant, litigant, prisoner at the bar Charges against the defendant were dismissed.

defendant

noun
Law. A person against whom an action is brought:
Translations
مُدَّعَى عَلَيْهمُدَّعى عَلَيْهِ ، مُتَّهَم
obžalovaný
tiltaltesagsøgte
vastaaja
branjenik
alperes
verjandi
被告人
피고
obžalovaný
obtoženec
svarande
จำเลย
bị đơn

defendant

[dɪˈfendənt] N (Jur) (civil) → demandado/a m/f; (criminal) → acusado/a m/f

defendant

[dɪˈfɛndənt] n (in civil case)défendeur/eresse m/f; (in criminal case)accusé(e) m/f, prévenu(e) m/f

defendant

nAngeklagte(r) mf; (in civil cases) → Beklagte(r) mf

defendant

[dɪˈfɛndnt] n (Law) → imputato/a

defend

(diˈfend) verb
1. to guard or protect against attack. The soldiers defended the castle; I am prepared to defend my opinions.
2. to conduct the defence of (a person) in a law-court.
deˈfendant noun
a person accused or sued in a law-court.
deˈfender noun
a person who defends (someone or something). the defenders of the castle.
deˈfensive (-siv) adjective
protective or resisting attack. a defensive attitude; defensive action.

defendant

مُدَّعَى عَلَيْه obžalovaný tiltalte Angeklagter εναγόμενος acusado, demandado vastaaja accusé branjenik imputato 被告人 피고 gedaagde tiltalte oskarżony réu обвиняемый svarande จำเลย davalı bị đơn 被告
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