Definition of Complainant

1. Noun. A person who brings an action in a court of law.

Exact synonyms: Plaintiff
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Litigant, Litigator
Specialized synonyms: Petitioner, Suer
Derivative terms: Complain
Antonyms: Defendant



Definition of Complainant

1. n. One who makes complaint.

Definition of Complainant

1. Noun. (legal) the party that brings a civil lawsuit against another; the plaintiff ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complainant

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Complainant

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"The Associated Press, which was complainant in the District Court, Is a co-operative ... complainant gathers in all parts of the world, by means of various ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"The complainant, Joseph E. Eggleston, In 1912 purchased a house and lot In South ... Prior to June 4, 1917, the complainant had failed or been unable to pay ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The complainant appealed to this court. Mr. EF Dullard, for the appellant. Mr. James 8. Stearns, for appellees. Mr. Justice Strong delivered the opinion of ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State by New York (State). Court of Chancery, New York (State), Court of Chancery (1839)
"A motion for a preliminary injunction was thereupon made by the complainant, and argued before the vice chancellor, who denied the same, on the ground that ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"The complainant stated, that he fulfilled his part of the agreement in every particular; ... The complainant, in a supplemental bill, stated that Clagett ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"Had the attitude of the complainant been different when the defendants approached it with a view of adapting their make-up to the terms of the Massachusetts ..."

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