the intelligible original message of a cryptogram, as opposed to the coded or enciphered version.
A message before encryption or after decryption, i.e. in its usual form which anyone can read, as opposed to its encrypted form (“ciphertext”).
[pleyn-tif] /ˈpleɪn tɪf/ noun, Law. 1. a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to ). /ˈpleɪntɪf/ noun 1. (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law Now replaced by claimant Compare defendant (sense 1) n. c.1400, from Anglo-French pleintif (late 13c.), noun use of Old French plaintif “complaining; […]
noun 1. the fatty, inner lining of the first stomach (the rumen) of a steer, calf, hog, or sheep, having a bland taste and used as a food, especially in the preparation of such dishes as haggis, head cheese, etc.
[pleyn-tiv] /ˈpleɪn tɪv/ adjective 1. expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful: a plaintive melody. /ˈpleɪntɪv/ adjective 1. expressing melancholy; mournful adj. late 14c., “lamenting,” from Old French plaintif “complaining; wretched, miserable,” from plainte (see plaint). Sense of “mournful, sad” first recorded 1570s. Related: Plaintively; plaintiveness.
- Plain turkey
noun 1. (Austral) a bustard