The definition of a plaintiff is someone who brings a lawsuit against someone into court.(noun)
An example of a plaintiff is a wife filing for divorce.
See plaintiff in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME plaintif < OFr, mournful, making complaint < plaindre < plainte: see plaint
See plaintiff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English plaintif
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman pleintif
Origin: , from Old French plaintif, aggrieved; see plaintive.
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