complainant

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French complaignant, present participle of complaindre.

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  • IPA(key): /kəmˈpleɪnənt/
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Noun[edit]

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complainant (plural complainants)

  1. (law) The party that brings a civil lawsuit against another; the plaintiff.
  2. (law) An alleged victim in a criminal investigation or trial.
  3. One who makes complaint.
    • 1708-1714 Jeremy Collier, Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain
      Eager complainants [] in the dispute.
    • 1962 August, “Let's have plain speaking”, in Modern Railways, page 73:
      The Southern Region takes, in the main, a candid line with its public. [...] An ill-informed attempt to blackguard the railway publicly is likely to see the complainant put politely—but very firmly—in his place.

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