Definition of codefendant in English:
A joint defendant.
- In the past, confessions extracted from defendants or codefendants by illegal means could mutually complement to serve as evidence.
- Two of his codefendants confessed to their parts in the robbery, and one codefendant turned state's evidence in return for a reduced sentence.
- The judge agreed and found that he and his codefendant had violated the terms of their supervised release.