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Meaning & Definition of Defendant in English

English

Defendant

/dɪfɛndənt/

noun

1. A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

  • The person being sued or accused
    synonym:
  • defendant
  • ,
  • suspect

Examples of using

The defendant was granted an appeal.
The defendant was granted an appeal.
Today's arraignment hearing offers the defendant his first opportunity to state his case personally.