Definition of defendant in English:
An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law: the defendant tried to claim that it was self-defence Compare with plaintiff.
More example sentences
- 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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