HyperDic: defendant

English > 1 sense of the word defendant:
NOUNperson defendant, suspecta person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law
defendant > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'ndahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > defendant: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused / accused.
Synonymsuspect
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarroweraccusedA defendant in a criminal proceeding
codefendant, co-defendantA defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
Broaderlitigant, litigator(law) a party to a lawsuit
Oppositeplaintiff, complainantA person who brings an action in a court of law
Spanishacusada, acusado, defendido, demandado, procesado, querellado
Catalanacusada, acusat, demandat
Verbsdefendbe the defense counsel for someone in a trial

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