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. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
accuser, actor, claimant, contender, contestant, declarant, informer (one providing criminal information), litigant, malcontent, party (litigant), plaintiff, victim
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A party who brings a legal complaint against another.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
the person who makes a criminal complaint in England. See complainer.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
A person or entity that begins a lawsuit by filing a complaint. Usually called the plaintiff or petitioner.Category: Accidents & InjuriesCategory: Representing Yourself in CourtCategory: Small Claims CourtCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
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. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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.
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.
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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