An example of a defendant is someone accused of driving under the influence.
When a divorce is granted, the defendant is not permitted to marry other than the plaintiff for three years, unless the plaintiff dies.
When a defendant was of rank superior to that of the plaintiff, distress had to be preceded by troscad (=fasting).
22 Similarly in Job the bne Elohim, sons of God, appear as attendants of God, and amongst them Satan, still in his role of public prosecutor, the defendant being Job.
The first Th Si of these deprived the defendant of the right of travers- Acts.~
The judges at Babylon seem to have formed a superior court to those of provincial towns, but a defendant might elect to answer the charge before the local court and refuse to plead at Babylon.