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Meaning of PLAINTIFF

Pronunciation:  'pleyntif

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

PLAINTIFF is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plain"tiff\, n. [F. plaintif making complaint,
    plaintive; in Old French equiv. to plaignant complainant,
    prosecutor, fr. plaindre. See {Plaint}, and cf. {Plaintive}.]
    One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a
    remedy for an injury to his rights; -- opposed to
  2. \Plain"tiff\, a.
    See {Plaintive}. [Obs.] --Prior.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A person who brings an action; the party who complains or sues in a civil action. (See complainant.)
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accessory, accusant, accuser, allegator, appellant, bitter-ender, brawler, claimant, complainant, defendant, delator, diehard, disputant, dissentient, dissident, impeacher, impugner, indictor, informer, intransigent, irreconcilable, last-ditcher, libelant, litigant, litigationist, litigator, naysayer, negativist, noncooperator, objector, obstructionist, obstructive, opposer, oppositionist, panel, parties litigant, party, petitioner, prosecutor, protester, quarreler, resister, scrapper, suitor, the prosecution, witness, wrangler