complainant

noun com·plain·ant \ kəm-ˈplā-nənt \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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complainant Synonyms

Synonyms

plaintiff;

Antonyms

defendant;

Near Antonyms

accused;


COMPLAINANT Defined for English Language Learners

complainant

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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