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Sometimes defendants' speeches passed into literature, e.g.
He energetically pressed the Panama prosecution, so much so that he was accused of having put wrongful pressure on the wife of one of the defendants in order to procure evidence.
During these two years they were free from taxation, and were not allowed (except in certain cases) to appear in the law courts as plaintiffs or defendants.
The court will have power to order convicted defendants to repay some or all of the cost of their defense.
She had sued defendants responsible for all his exposure.