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complainant

noun com·plain·ant \kəm-ˈplā-nənt\

law : a person who makes a formal charge in court saying that someone has done something wrong

Full Definition of COMPLAINANT

1
:  the party who makes the complaint in a legal action or proceeding
2
:  one who complains

Examples of COMPLAINANT

  1. <the complainant charged that the defendant had broken the ironclad contract that both had signed>

First Known Use of COMPLAINANT

15th century

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