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complainant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complainant  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complainant 
  n  :  a  person  who  brings  an  action  in  a  court  of  law  [syn:  {plaintiff}] 
  [ant:  {accused}] 




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