Definition of complainant in English:


Line breaks: com|plain|ant
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpleɪnənt


Law , British
  • A plaintiff in certain lawsuits.
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    • Both the complainant and the defendant were in the witness box over two days.
    • The jury had every opportunity to assess the credibility of the witnesses, both complainants and appellant.
    • The appellant met all three complainants in turn on that beach.


late Middle English: from French complaignant, present participle of complaindre 'to lament' (see complain).

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