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Meaning of “defendant” in the English Dictionary

"defendant" in British English

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defendantnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈfen.dənt/ specialized
a ​person in a ​lawcase who is ​accused of having done something ​illegal
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(Definition of defendant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defendant" in American English

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defendantnoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈfen·dənt/ law
a ​person in a ​court of ​law who is ​accused of having done something ​wrong: The ​prosecutor must ​prove beyond a ​reasonabledoubt that the defendant is ​guilty.
(Definition of defendant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defendant" in Business English

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defendantnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈfendənt/
LAW a ​person or ​company in a ​lawcase that is ​accused of having done something ​illegal, or of ​harming someone else: The ​fine is the largest ever for a ​single defendant in a ​criminalantitrustcase, ​officials said.
(Definition of defendant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defendant”
in Arabic مُدعى عليه…
in Korean 피고…
in Portuguese réu, ré…
in Catalan acusat, -ada…
in Japanese 被告人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被告,被告人…
in Turkish davalı, sanık…
in Russian обвиняемый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被告,被告人…
in Italian imputato, -a…
in Polish oskarżon-y/a, pozwan-y/a…
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