Meaning of “plaintiff” in the English Dictionary

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plaintiffnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpleɪn·tɪf/ law

a person who accuses someone else in a law case of having done something illegal

(Definition of “plaintiff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"plaintiff" in Business English

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plaintiffnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpleɪntɪf/ us 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.

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