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plaintiff

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the person in a legal proceeding who makes a charge of wrongdoing against another
  • the judge ruled that the plaintiff's lawsuit was groundless, and he dismissed it

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The first known use of plaintiff was in the 14th century

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“Plaintiff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/plaintiff. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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