Complainant Definition

kəm-plānənt
complainants
noun
complainants
A plaintiff.
American Heritage
A prosecuting witness in a criminal case.
American Heritage
A person who files a charge or makes the complaint in court; plaintiff.
Webster's New World
One who enters a complaint against another in a civil action.
Webster's New World Law
One who signs and swears to a criminal complaint.
Webster's New World Law
Synonyms:
Antonyms:
defendant
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Other Word Forms of Complainant

Noun

Singular:
complainant
Plural:
complainants

Origin of Complainant

  • Old French complaignant, present participle of complaindre.

    From Wiktionary

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