Meaning of “complainant” in the English Dictionary

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"complainant" in British English

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complainantnoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpleɪ.nənt/ us /kəmˈpleɪ.nənt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • And I suppose the complainant wrote to the Gas Company, and got no redress? 
  • Counsel for the complainant jumped to his feet. 
  • His name nowhere appears as complainant, witness, or actor in any shape. 
  • The complainant came to me, and appealed to my recollection of the circumstance. 
  • The massive lady turned and haughtily surveyed the complainant. 

(Definition of “complainant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"complainant" in Business English

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complainantnoun [ C ]

/kəmˈpleɪnənt/ uk us 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.

(Definition of “complainant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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