libellant

noun
li·​bel·​lant
variants: also libelant \ ˈlī-​bə-​lənt \

Legal Definition of libellant

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

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“Libellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/libellant. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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