complainant
com·plain·ant /kəm-'plā-nənt/ n: the party (as a plaintiff or petitioner) who makes the complaint in a legal action or proceeding

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

complainant
I noun accusant, accuser, aggrieved party, challenger, charger, claimant, complaining party, delator, denouncer, impeacher, incriminator, indicter, indictor, libelant, litigant, one instigating an action, opposing party, party, party to a suit, petitioner, petitioner for legal redress, plaintiff, preferror of charges, prosecution, prosecutor, public prosecutor, relator, suitor associated concepts: complainant's costs, complaining witness II index accuser, actor, claimant, contender, contestant, declarant, informer (one providing criminal information), litigant, malcontent, party (litigant), plaintiff, victim

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


complainant
n.
A party who brings a legal complaint against another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


complainant
the person who makes a criminal complaint in England. See complainer.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


complainant
A person or entity that begins a lawsuit by filing a complaint. Usually called the plaintiff or petitioner.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


complainant
n.
1 One who enters a complaint against another in a civil action.
2 One who signs and swears to a criminal complaint.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


complainant
A plaintiff; a person who commences a civil lawsuit against another, known as the defendant, in order to remedy an alleged wrong. An individual who files a written accusation with the police charging a suspect with the commission of a crime and providing facts to support the allegation and which results in the criminal prosecution of the suspect.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


complainant
I
A plaintiff; a person who commences a civil lawsuit against another, known as the defendant, in order to remedy an alleged wrong. An individual who files a written accusation with the police charging a suspect with the commission of a crime and providing facts to support the allegation and which results in the criminal prosecution of the suspect.
II The party who complains or sues; one who applies to the court for legal redress. (See also plaintiff.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

complainant
n.
   a person or entity who begins a lawsuit by filing a complaint and is usually called the plaintiff, or in some cases the petitioner.
   See also: complaint, petitioner, plaintiff

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • complainant — com‧plain‧ant [kəmˈpleɪnənt] noun [countable] LAW a person who makes a complaint in a civil law court; = PLAINTIFF: • If the committee rejects a complaint, the complainant now has the right to apply for a rehearing. * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Complainant — Com*plain ant (k[o^]m*pl[=a]n ant), n. [F. complaignant, p. pr. of complaindre.] 1. One who makes complaint. [1913 Webster] Eager complainants of the dispute. Collier. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) One who commences a legal process by a complaint.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complainant — late 15c. (n. and adj.), from Fr. complaignant, prp. of complaindre (see COMPLAIN (Cf. complain)). The prp. also was used as a noun in M.Fr …   Etymology dictionary

  • complainant — ► NOUN Law ▪ a plaintiff in certain lawsuits …   English terms dictionary

  • complainant — [kəm plān′ənt] n. [ME compleinaunt < prp. of OFr complaindre: see COMPLAIN] Law a person who files a charge or makes the complaint in court; plaintiff …   English World dictionary

  • complainant — UK [kəmˈpleɪnənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms complainant : singular complainant plural complainants legal in a court of law, the person who has asked the court to judge their case …   English dictionary

  • complainant — [[t]kəmple͟ɪnənt[/t]] complainants N COUNT A complainant is a person who starts a court case in a court of law. [LEGAL] Ant: respondent …   English dictionary

  • complainant — noun Date: 15th century 1. the party who makes the complaint in a legal action or proceeding 2. one who complains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • complainant — /keuhm play neuhnt/, n. a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action. [1375 1425; late ME < AF compleignant (prp. of compleindre). See COMPLAIN, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • complainant — noun the party that brings a civil lawsuit against another; the plaintiff …   Wiktionary

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