defendant

Definitions

General English

  • noun a person who is accused of doing something illegal or a person who is sued in a civil case

Banking

  • noun a person against whom a legal action is taken or who is accused of doing something to harm someone

Construction

  • An individual against whom a claim or action is brought. See also plaintiff.

Law

  • noun somebody who is sued in a civil case.
  • noun somebody who is accused of a crime in a criminal case

Real Estate

  • noun someone who is sued in a civil case.
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