plaintiff

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French plaintif (complaining”; as a noun, “one who complains, a plaintiff) from the verb plaindre. Doublet of plaintive.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpleɪntɪf/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪntɪf

Noun[edit]

plaintiff (plural plaintiffs)

  1. (law, UK historical, otherwise current) A party bringing a suit in civil law against a defendant; accuser.
    Synonyms: actor, (English law) claimant, complainant, litigant, (Scottish law) pursuer
    Antonyms: defendant, suspect
    Hypernyms: litigant, litigator
    Hyponyms: petitioner, suer

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