Definition of Codefendant

1. Noun. A defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action.

Exact synonyms: Co-defendant
Generic synonyms: Defendant, Suspect
Specialized synonyms: Co-respondent, Corespondent, Respondent



Definition of Codefendant

1. n. A joint defendant.

Definition of Codefendant

1. Noun. (legal) Any of several defendants answering the same charge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Codefendant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Codefendant

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codec
codecarboxylase
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codefendant (current term)
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codehydrogenase I
codehydrogenase II
codeia
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codeine
codeine phosphate
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codeinelike
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Literary usage of Codefendant

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1. A Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases by Austin Abbott, William Constantine Beecher (1902)
"to resistance or flight of codefendant. ... proper to comment on the fact that when defendant was arrested a codefendant resisted'and escaped.1 'Cummins v. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"829]. he might not only be permitted to appear as a party to the record and codefendant, but to control the defense as dominus litis, raising and conducting ..."

3. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1917)
"Ferguson, 14 Ark. 654, 655, 656, 657, 659, 664, specifying cases in which answer of a codefendant might be' read. Distinguished in Dick v. ..."

4. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"... defect is waived.2 Where collusion of the personal representative is charged, he is properly made a codefendant with the party liable to the estate.3 c. ..."

5. The Practice in Courts of Justice in England and the United States by Conway Robinson (1858)
"Whether a dormant partner must be made a codefendant. It has been a question whether if a man enter into a contract with A., it can in an action against A. ..."

6. California Unreported Cases: Being Those Decisions Determined in the Supreme by California Supreme Court, Peter V. Ross, California District Courts of Appeal (1913)
"... him oa the real property of himself and his codefendant, and vyas therefore not due from plaintiff otherwise than on the assumption that he was the real ..."

7. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Henry Maddock (1817)
"... a codefendant, may move, that he be allowed to attend the master in taking the accounts.(6) 8. To confirm Reports Nisi, or Absolute. , Reports will ..."

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