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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law.

Usage examples (35)
  • The defendant was found not guilty by the jury.
  • The goal of the defendant is to stretch things out.
  • The undersigned defendant is still free to plead nolo contendre.
  • Once the defendant is found not guilty, the government can't appeal. for more
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