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English definition of “complainant”

complainant

noun [C]
 
 
/kəmˈpleɪnənt/ (also plaintiff)
LAW a person who makes a formal complaint in a law court that they have been harmed by someone else: The burden of proof is on the complainant to bring forth any evidence they have.
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