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

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  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 Antonyms

  1. defendant

    Synonyms:
    accused, prisoner

    Antonyms:
    prosecutor, accuser, plaintiff

Princeton's WordNet

  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

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  1. Thomas Ullmann:

    Jurors are looking the entire time, some glare and stare at the defendant the entire trial.

  2. Raag Singhal:

    What's ’ interesting in the Aileen Wuornos case, and it’s a highly unusual case, is if you were to talk to the public and say ‘ This is a serial killer who was executed, ’ I don’t think anyone would lose sleep over it. The things the public typically looks at are whether they have confidence in the defendant's guilt and whether they got due process. The third thing is whether the defendant was treated consistently with those who acted similarly, it’s a strange concept when you’re talking about those who acted similarly and you’re talking about a serial killer.

  3. Kendall Coffey:

    Ten percent is a premium you pay a surety company, or bail bondsman, Coffey said. To get a bond in almost all cases you have to be able to fully collateralize that $150,000, meaning that either George Zimmerman or his parents have to come up with a $150,000 second mortgage on their house or from a bank. The bonding company is not a charity. They stand to lose the money. They have more than just fugitive hunters [to track down a defendant who flees.] They get collateral up front.

  4. Matthew Bogdanos:

    Tessa Majors is struggling now up the stairs. Tessa Majors has minutes left to live. Tessa Majors does not realize at this point why Tessa Majors is light-headed or why Tessa Majors's dizzy or why Tessa Majors can't walk or why Tessa Majors can't stand or why Tessa Majors's about to fall, and Tessa Majors will get to this lamp pole and collapse. And Tessa Majors will die -- face down -- on a dirty New York City street at the hands of the defendant and two others.

  5. Nicholas Lewin:

    The defendant spent years helping craft al-Qaida's message to the world.

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