libellant

noun

li·​bel·​lant
variants also libelant
ˈlī-bə-lənt
1
: a party who institutes a suit (as in admiralty) by a libel
especially : the petitioner or plaintiff in a divorce proceeding
the libellant agreed to pay alimony
2

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“Libellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/libellant. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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