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co-defendant Line breaks: co-defend¦ant

Definition of co-defendant in English:


Any of two or more individuals, companies, or institutions answering the same charge in a court of law.
Example sentences
  • Today the disgraced star received a longer prison sentence than either of his co-defendants.
  • They wrapped up their case against the deposed president by asking a judge to sentence him to death along with two of his co-defendants.
  • My attorney even tabulated the amount of drugs recorded on the wiretaps over the three-month period dealt by the dozens of co-defendants.
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