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defendant

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noun de·fen·dant \di-ˈfen-dənt, in legal circles often -ˌdant\

Simple Definition of defendant

  • : a person who is being sued or accused of a crime in a court of law

Full Definition of defendant

  1. :  a person required to make answer in a legal action or suit — compare plaintiff

Examples of defendant

  1. The jury believed that the defendant was guilty.



14th Century

First Known Use of defendant

14th century


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defendant

adjective de·fen·dant

Definition of defendant

  1. :  being on the defensive :  defending



15th Century

First Known Use of defendant

15th century



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