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DEFENDANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does defendant mean? 

DEFENDANT (noun)
  The noun DEFENDANT has 1 sense:

1. a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

  Familiarity information: DEFENDANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFENDANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

defendant; suspect

Hypernyms ("defendant" is a kind of...):

litigant; litigator ((law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "defendant"):

accused (a defendant in a criminal proceeding)

co-defendant; codefendant (a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action)

Antonym:

plaintiff (a person who brings an action in a court of law)


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