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plaintiffnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpleɪn·tɪf/ law
a ​person who ​accuses someone ​else in a ​lawcase of having done something ​illegal
(Definition of plaintiff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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plaintiffnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpleɪntɪf/ LAW
a ​person or ​company that makes a ​legalcomplaint about someone else in a ​court of ​law: The plaintiff ​claimeddamages for the ​financiallosses suffered through ​breach of ​copyright. Judges in three ​states have sided with the plaintiffs.
(Definition of plaintiff from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plaintiff”
in Korean 원고…
in Arabic مُدّعي…
in Malaysian plaintif…
in French plaignant/-ante…
in Russian истец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原告,起訴人…
in Italian querelante, parte lesa…
in Turkish davacı…
in Polish powód/ka…
in Spanish demandante, querellante…
in Vietnamese nguyên đơn…
in Portuguese autor, -ora da ação…
in Thai โจทก์…
in German der Kläger…
in Catalan demandant…
in Japanese 原告, 申立人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原告,起诉人…
in Indonesian penggugat…
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