An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law. Compare with plaintiff.
- In fact the tenant was not treated less favourably than a defendant in the High Court.
- The plaintiffs alleged trespass and the defendants claimed that they had a profit of grazing.
- The claimant and all three defendants were represented at the hearing of the application.
Words that rhyme with defendantappendant, ascendant, attendant, codependent, descendant, descendent, intendant, interdependent, pendant, pendent, splendent, superintendent, transcendent
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