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plaintiff

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpleɪntɪf/ 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. →  Compare claimant , complainant , defendant
Translations of “plaintiff”
in Korean 원고…
in Arabic مُدّعي…
in French plaignant/-ante…
in Turkish davacı…
in Italian querelante, parte lesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原告,起訴人…
in Russian истец…
in Polish powód/ka…
in Spanish demandante, querellante…
in Portuguese autor, -ora da ação…
in German der Kläger…
in Catalan demandant…
in Japanese 原告, 申立人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原告,起诉人…
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