- The definition of a complainant is a person who has an issue and is making a charge in a court of law.
An example of a complainant is the plaintiff.
complainant definition by Webster's New World
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Law a person who files a charge or makes the complaint in court; plaintiff
Origin: Middle English compleinaunt ; from present participle of Old French complaindre: see complain
complainant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A party that makes a complaint or files a formal charge, as in a court of law; a plaintiff.
complainant - Legal Definition
- One who enters a complaint against another in a civil action.
- One who signs and swears to a criminal complaint.