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Meaning of COMPLAINANT

Pronunciation:  kum'pleynunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who brings an action in a court of law
 

COMPLAINANT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: plaintiff
 
 Antonyms: defendant, suspect
 
 See Also: litigant, litigator, petitioner, suer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*plain"ant\, n. [F. complaignant, p. pr. of
complaindre.]
1. One who makes complaint.

         Eager complainants of the dispute.    --Collier.

2. (Law)
   (a) One who commences a legal process by a complaint.
   (b) The party suing in equity, answering to the plaintiff
       at common law.

             He shall forfeit one moiety to the use of the
             town, and the other moiety to the use of the
             complainant.                      --Statutes of
                                               Mass.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: The party who complains or sues; one who applies to the court for legal redress. (See also plaintiff.)
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accusant, accuser, allegator, appellant, bellyacher, claimant, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, delator, faultfinder, frondeur, griper, grouch, grouser, growler, grumbler, impeacher, impugner, indictor, informer, kicker, kvetch, libelant, malcontent, murmurer, mutterer, party, petitioner, plaintiff, prosecutor, querulous person, reactionary, reactionist, rebel, sorehead, suitor, the prosecution, whiner
 

 

 

 

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