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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
2 : libeler

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