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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plaintiff mean? 

  The noun PLAINTIFF has 1 sense:

1. a person who brings an action in a court of law

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

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1plaintiff [BACK TO TOP]


A person who brings an action in a court of law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


complainant; plaintiff

Hypernyms ("plaintiff" 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 "plaintiff"):

petitioner; suer (someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right)


defendant (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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