plaintiff

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

plain·tiff

noun \ˈplān-təf\

law : a person who sues another person or accuses another person of a crime in a court of law

Full Definition of PLAINTIFF

:  a person who brings a legal action — compare defendant

Examples of PLAINTIFF

  1. <the judge ruled that the plaintiff's lawsuit was groundless, and he dismissed it>

Origin of PLAINTIFF

Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-French, from pleintif, adjective
First Known Use: 14th century

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Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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