Definition of codefendant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōdəˈfendənt/


A joint defendant.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: co·de·fend·ant

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