Definition of Defendant. Meaning of Defendant. Synonyms of Defendant

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Definition of Defendant

Defendant
Defendant De*fend"ant, n. 1. One who defends; a defender. The rampiers and ditches which the defendants had cast up. --Spotswood. 2. (Law) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff. --Abbott. Note: The term is applied to any party of whom a demand is made in court, whether the party denies and defends the claim, or admits it, and suffers a default; also to a party charged with a criminal offense.

Meaning of Defendant from wikipedia

- In court proceedings, a defendant is a person or object who is the party either accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or against whom...
- Innocent Defendant (Korean: 피고인; Hanja: 被告人; RR: Pigoin; lit. Defendant) is a South Korean television series starring Ji Sung with Um Ki-joon, Kwon Yu-ri...
- the US, and possibly other common law countries, a "relief defendant" or "nominal defendant" is a person named in civil litigation who is not accused of...
- (UK) describes a not guilty verdict of a criminal trial's jury despite a defendant having clearly broken the law. Reasons may include beliefs that the law...
- and the Alford doctrine, is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and ****erts innocence...
- deemed adequate as long as the defendant's rights are properly disclosed such that any waiver of those rights by the defendant is knowing, voluntary, and...
- the government and the defendant can in some cases request a closed trial. The Sixth Amendment requires that criminal defendants be given notice of the...
- provides a concession to the defendant in exchange for a plea of guilt or nolo contendere. This may mean that the defendant will plead guilty to a less...
- have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions) demands a legal or equitable remedy from a court. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's...
- tried to talk him out of it." They argued in initial hearings that the defendant had broken no law, had a first amendment right to free speech, and was...