Defendant



noun
1.
Law. a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court (opposed to plaintiff).
2.
Obsolete. defender.
adjective
3.
making one’s defense; defending:
a defendant corporation.
4.
Obsolete. defensive.
noun
1.
a person against whom an action or claim is brought in a court of law Compare plaintiff
adjective
2.
making a defence; defending

defendant definition

The party that is being sued in court. (Compare plaintiff.)

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  • Undefended

    verb (used with object) 1. to ward off attack from; guard against assault or injury (usually followed by from or against): The sentry defended the gate against sudden attack. 2. to maintain by argument, evidence, etc.; uphold: She defended her claim successfully. 3. to contest (a legal charge, claim, etc.). 4. Law. to serve as […]

  • Defense

    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or mental quality, or medication: This fort was once the main defense of the island. 3. the defending of a cause or the like by speech, argument, etc.: He spoke […]



  • Undefensible

    adjective 1. capable of being defended against assault or injury: The troops were bivouacked in a defensible position. 2. that can be defended in argument; justifiable. adjective 1. capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc

  • Defensible

    adjective 1. capable of being defended against assault or injury: The troops were bivouacked in a defensible position. 2. that can be defended in argument; justifiable. adjective 1. capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc



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