Definition of complainant in English:

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complainant

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpleɪnənt/

noun

Law , British
A plaintiff in certain lawsuits.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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