Definitions for: Plaintiff

[n] a person who brings an action in a court of law

Webster (1913) Definition: Plain"tiff, n. [F. plaintif making complaint,
plaintive; in Old French equiv. to plaignant complainant,
prosecutor, fr. plaindre. See Plaint, and cf. Plaintive.]
One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a
remedy for an injury to his rights; -- opposed to

Plain"tiff, a.
See Plaintive. [Obs.] --Prior.

Synonyms: complainant

Antonyms: defendant, suspect

See Also: litigant, litigator, petitioner, suer

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