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"defendant" in British English

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defendantnoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈfen.dənt/ us   /dɪˈfen.dənt/ specialized
a person in a law case 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 reasonable doubt 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   /dɪˈfendənt/ us  
LAW a person or company in a law case 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 criminal antitrust case, 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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