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defendant meaning

EN[dɪˈfɛndənt]
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WDefendant
  • A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.
  • Terminology varies from one jurisdiction to another. For example, Scots law does not use the term "defendant"; the terms "accused" or "panel" are used instead in criminal proceedings, and "defender" in civil proceedings.
FR défendant
defendant
defendant
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Meaning of defendant for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "defendant" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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