Defendant

Definition of Defendant

De`fend´ant   Pronunciation: dė`fĕnd´ant
a.1.Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
With men of courage and with means defendant.
- Shak.
2.Making defense.
n.1.One who defends; a defender.
The rampiers and ditches which the defendants had cast up.
- Spotswood.
2.(Law) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; - opposed to plaintiff.

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