- The definition of a plaintiff is someone who brings a lawsuit against someone into court.
An example of a plaintiff is a wife filing for divorce.
plaintiff definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English plaintif ; from Old French mournful, making complaint ; from plaindre ; from plainte: see plaint
plaintiff definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English plaintif, from Anglo-Norman pleintif, from Old French plaintif, aggrieved; see plaintive.
plaintiff - Business Definition
plaintiff - Cultural Definition
The party that institutes a suit in a court. The person or entity the plaintiff sues is the defendant.
plaintiff - Legal Definition