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Defendant

De`fend´ant   Pronunciation: dė`fĕnd´ant
a.1.Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
With men of courage and with means defendant.
- Shak.
2.Making defense.
n.1.One who defends; a defender.
2.(Law) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; - opposed to plaintiff.
Noun1.defendant - a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
Synonyms: suspect
Antonyms:
complainant, plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of law

DEFENDANT. A party who is sued in a personal action. Vide Demandant; Parties to Actions; Pursuer; and Com. Dig. Abatement, F; Action upon the case upon assumpsit, E, b; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
     2. At common law a defendant cannot have judgment to recover a sum of money of the plaintiff. But this rule is, in some cases, altered by the act of assembly in Pennsylvania, as by the. Act of 1705, for defalcation, by which he may sue out a sci. fac. on the record of a verdict for a sum found in his favor. 6 Binn. Rep. 175. See Account 6.

accessory, accused, bitter-ender, brawler, correspondent, diehard, disputant, dissentient, dissident, intransigent, irreconcilable, last-ditcher, libelee, litigant, litigationist, litigator, naysayer, negativist, noncooperator, objector, obstructionist, obstructive, opposer, oppositionist, panel, parties litigant, party, plaintiff, prisoner, protester, quarreler, resister, respondent, scrapper, suitor, suspect, witness, wrangler
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