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defendant n: the party against whom a criminal or civil action is brought see also answer, codefendant compare accused, plaintiff
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.
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