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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defendant  \De*fend"ant\,  a.  [F.  d['e]fendant,  p.  pr  of 
  d['e]fendre.  See  {Defend}.] 
  1.  Serving,  or  suitable,  for  defense;  defensive.  [Obs.] 
 
  With  men  of  courage  and  with  means  defendant. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Making  defense. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defendant  \De*fend"ant\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  defends;  a  defender. 
 
  The  rampiers  and  ditches  which  the  defendants  had 
  cast  up  --Spotswood. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  person  required  to  make  answer  in  an  action  or 
  suit;  --  opposed  to  plaintiff.  --Abbott. 
 
  Note:  The  term  is  applied  to  any  party  of  whom  a  demand  is 
  made  in  court,  whether  the  party  denies  and  defends  the 
  claim,  or  admits  it  and  suffers  a  default;  also  to  a 
  party  charged  with  a  criminal  offense. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defendant 
  n  :  a  person  against  whom  an  action  is  brought  in  a  court  of  law 
  [syn:  {accused},  {suspect}]  [ant:  {plaintiff}] 




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