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(Sports) The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.
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  1. (Sports) The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.
  2. The team or those players on the team attempting to stop the opposition from scoring.
  3. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
One who responds.
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  1. One who responds.
  2. (Law) The defending party in certain legal proceedings, as in a case brought by petition.
  3. (Law) The party who responds to a petition, as in equity, divorce, or appellate proceedings; the defendant in such proceedings
A party to a lawsuit
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  1. A party to a lawsuit
One who appeals a court decision.
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  1. One who appeals a court decision.
  2. (Law) a litigant or party that is making an appeal in court.
  3. A party who appeals a court or administrative agency’s decision. See also appellee. A party who appeals a court or administrative agency’s decision. See also appellee.
A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.
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  1. A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.
  2. One who gives or causes offense.
A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
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  1. A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
  2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
A person who has been arrested or formally charged by an indictment, information, or presentment with a crime.
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  1. A person who has been arrested or formally charged by an indictment, information, or presentment with a crime.
  2. A person who is blamed for a wrongdoing.
  3. The defendant in a criminal case.
One who responds.
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  1. One who responds.
  2. A person who responds
  3. (Law) The defending party in certain legal proceedings, as in a case brought by petition.
Find another word for defendant. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defendant, like: the accused, defense, respondent, litigant, appellant, offender, prisoner at the bar, party, accuser, complainant and plaintiff.