defendant

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From Anglo-Norman

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Noun[edit]

defendant (plural defendants)

  1. (law) In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another.
  2. (law) In criminal proceedings, the accused.

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Adjective[edit]

defendant (comparative more defendant, superlative most defendant)

  1. Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
    • Shakespeare
      With men of courage and with means defendant.

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Verb[edit]

dēfendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of dēfendō