Defendant synonyms

dĭ-fĕn'dənt, -dănt'
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The party against whom a civil complaint is brought; the defendant in an equity case, as well as the person who is the subject of an appeal.
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(Sports) The means or tactics used in trying to stop the opposition from scoring.
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(Law) A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.
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A person who appeals, esp. to a higher court
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One who gives or causes offense.
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The definition of a party is a gathering of people to have a good time or celebrate an occasion, or a group who do things together or a group of people who share the same political ideals.
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One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.
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The definition of a complainant is a person who has an issue and is making a charge in a court of law.
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The party in a civil law case who brings the action in a court of law. See also defendant.
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A person held in custody
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A person who has been arrested or formally charged by an indictment, information, or presentment with a crime.
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An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
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The definition of a suspect is a person believed to have committed a crime.
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Find another word for defendant. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defendant, like: respondent, the accused, defense, litigant, appellant, offender, prisoner at the bar, party, accuser, complainant and plaintiff.