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plaintiff

the party who institutes a suit in court, opposed to defendant
Not to be confused with:
plaintive – expressing sorrow; mournful: a plaintive melody; wistful, sad
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plain·tiff

 (plān′tĭf)
n. Law
The party that institutes a suit in a court.

[Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-Norman pleintif, from Old French plaintif, aggrieved; see plaintive.]
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plaintiff

(ˈpleɪntɪf)
n
(Law) (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law. Now replaced by: claimant Compare defendant1
[C14: from legal French plaintif, from Old French plaintif (adj) complaining, from plainte plaint]
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plain•tiff

(ˈpleɪn tɪf)

n.
one who brings a legal action or suit in a court (opposed to defendant).
[1350–1400; Middle English, n. use of plaintif plaintive]
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plaintiff

A person who initiates a court action.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of lawplaintiff - 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
defendant, suspect - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
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plaintiff

noun
One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court:
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Translations
مُدَّعي، مُقَدِّم الدَّعْوى
žalobce-kanavrhovatel
sagsøger
felperes
stefnandi
prasītājs

plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] Ndemandante mf, querellante mf
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plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] nplaignant(e) m/f
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plaintiff

nKläger(in) m(f)
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plaintiff

[ˈpleɪntɪf] n (Law) → attore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

plaintiff

(ˈpleintif) noun
a person who starts a legal case against another.
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References in classic literature ?
"That is just it, your Honour," replied the counsel for the plaintiff; "the defendant by making a correct forecast fooled my client in the only way that he could do so.
On the defendant's part there had been an attempt, though insufficiently sustained, to blast the plaintiff's character, and a plea, in mitigation of damages, on account of her unamiable temper.
Dodson and Fogg be wild if the plaintiff shouldn't get it?' added Mrs.
The latter rite was performed by the public hangman, and it assured moderation in the plaintiff's choice of a switch.
The plaintiff speaks first, the defendant answers him; each is permitted to rejoin three or four times, then silence is commanded, and the judge takes the opinions of those that are about him.
In this case, therefore, I conceive the plaintiff must be non-suited; and I should disadvise the bringing any such action."
Plornish, having been made acquainted with the cause of action from the Defendant's own mouth, gave Arthur to understand that the Plaintiff was a 'Chaunter'--meaning, not a singer of anthems, but a seller of horses--and that he (Plornish) considered that ten shillings in the pound 'would settle handsome,' and that more would be a waste of money.
Either this must be the case, or the local courts must be excluded from a concurrent jurisdiction in matters of national concern, else the judiciary authority of the Union may be eluded at the pleasure of every plaintiff or prosecutor.
"I see," said Justice Callahan; "so instead you thought you would knock him down." He turned to the plaintiff, inquiring, "Is there any truth in this story, Mr.
He called himself for the plaintiff, there was no getting over his evidence, the counsel for the defendant threw up his brief, and the jury did not even turn to consider.
He said, "it was common, when two YAHOOS discovered such a stone in a field, and were contending which of them should be the proprietor, a third would take the advantage, and carry it away from them both;" which my master would needs contend to have some kind of resemblance with our suits at law; wherein I thought it for our credit not to undeceive him; since the decision he mentioned was much more equitable than many decrees among us; because the plaintiff and defendant there lost nothing beside the stone they contended for: whereas our courts of equity would never have dismissed the cause, while either of them had any thing left.
Observing this, and how, without another word, he made off, and observing too the resignation of the plaintiff, Sancho buried his head in his bosom and remained for a short space in deep thought, with the forefinger of his right hand on his brow and nose; then he raised his head and bade them call back the old man with the stick, for he had already taken his departure.