libelant


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li·bel·ant

also li·bel·lant  (lī′bə-lənt)
n.
The plaintiff in a case of ecclesiastical or admiralty libel.

li•bel•ant

(ˈlaɪ bə lənt)

n.
a person who institutes a charge of libel.
Also, esp. Brit.,li′bel•lant.
[1720–30]
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Steamship Pesaro, the same vessel but another libelant was involved in a later transaction.
They are aware that unfounded aspersions on another's character are not only hurtful to the target but also potentially hurtful to the accuser, because he or she may need the target's cooperation in the future and public opinion may turn against the libelant.