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

- A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a...
- Innocent Defendant (Hangul: 피고인; RR: Pigoin; lit. Defendant) is a South Korean television series starring Ji Sung with Um Ki-joon, Kwon Yu-ri, Oh Chang-seok...
- A fictitious defendant is a person that cannot be identified by the plaintiff before a lawsuit is commenced. Commonly this person is identified as "John...
- 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...
- whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and ****erts innocence. In entering an Alford plea, the defendant admits that...
- to have incurred loss as a result of a defendant's actions, demands a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff's...
- In civil proceedings and criminal prosecutions under the common law, a defendant may raise a defense (or defence) in an attempt to avoid criminal or civil...
- In law, an anchor defendant is a person who is made a defendant to a claim for the primary purpose of vesting jurisdiction to hear the claim in a certain...
- any agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty or nolo contendere to a particular charge...
- countries, the protection is afforded by statute. In common law countries, a defendant may enter a peremptory plea of autrefois acquit (formerly acquitted) or...
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