Complainant meaning

kəm-plā'nənt
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.

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(law) The party that brings a civil lawsuit against another; the plaintiff.
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One who makes complaint.
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One who enters a complaint against another in a civil action.
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A person who files a formal accusation or brings a formal charge.
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A plaintiff.
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A prosecuting witness in a criminal case.
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A person who files a charge or makes the complaint in court; plaintiff.
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One who signs and swears to a criminal complaint.
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Origin of complainant

  • Old French complaignant, present participle of complaindre.
    From Wiktionary