complainant

noun com·plain·ant \ kəm-ˈplā-nənt \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of complainant

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

Examples of complainant in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of complainant

15th century

complainant Synonyms

Synonyms
plaintiff, suer
Antonyms
defendant
Related Words
accuser; litigant, party, suitor; appellant, petitioner, pleader
Near Antonyms
accused

COMPLAINANT Defined for English Language Learners

complainant

noun

Definition of complainant for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

complainant

noun com·plain·ant \ kəm-ˈplā-nənt \

legal Definition of complainant

:the party (as a plaintiff or petitioner) who makes the complaint in a legal action or proceeding


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