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plaintiff

noun [C]     /ˈpleɪntɪf/ LAW
a person or company that makes a legal complaint about someone else in a court of law: The plaintiff claimed damages for the financial losses suffered through breach of copyright. Judges in three states have sided with the plaintiffs. → Compare claimant, complainant, defendant
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