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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plaintiff  \Plain"tiff\,  n.  [F.  plaintif  making  complaint, 
  plaintive;  in  Old  French  equiv.  to  plaignant  complainant, 
  prosecutor,  fr  plaindre  See  {Plaint},  and  cf  {Plaintive}.] 
  (Law) 
  One  who  commences  a  personal  action  or  suit  to  obtain  a 
  remedy  for  an  injury  to  his  rights;  --  opposed  to 
  {defendant}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plaintiff  \Plain"tiff\,  a. 
  See  {Plaintive}.  [Obs.]  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  plaintiff 
  n  :  a  person  who  brings  an  action  in  a  court  of  law  [syn:  {complainant}] 
  [ant:  {accused}] 




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