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Synonyms for defendant
dɪˈfɛn dənt or, esp. in court, -dæntde·fen·dant

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Wiktionary3.5 / 2 votes

  1. defendantnoun

    In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another.

    Antonyms:
    plaintiff

  2. defendantnoun

    Antonyms:
    prosecutor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defendant

    Synonyms:
    accused, prisoner

    Antonyms:
    prosecutor, accuser, plaintiff

Princeton's WordNet1.8 / 5 votes

  1. defendant, suspectnoun

    a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused

    Synonyms:
    suspect

    Antonyms:
    complainant, plaintiff

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  1. List of paraphrases for "defendant":

    respondent, accused, indictee, charged, acknowledgement, reo

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#5352defendant
#6236suspect
#6676respondent
#6884accused
#9907prisoner
#14305acknowledgement
#31465reo

How to use defendant in a sentence?

  1. Aloke Chakravarty:

    They are no longer with us, this is the result of the defendant's choice to be a terrorist, his choice to make a statement. These were choices that he was proud of.

  2. Sarah Schall:

    Information presented to the court indicates that the defendant is from the People's Republic of China, not Republic of China( Taiwan), and they were PRC passports.

  3. Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder:

    The problem is this is a grave constitutional violation for you to talk about the defendant's silence, you're right on the borderline, and you may be over, but it better stop.

  4. Carolyn Robbins Manley:

    The timing of the parents' statement in this advocacy for the defendant, might have backfired. They may have aggravated more people than actually got them on their side.

  5. Attorney Steele:

    The intention to kill and seriously injure people can be seen in the defendant’s actions throughout the night.


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