One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court
In the case of a lawsuit the plaintiff preferred his own plea.
Before filing a petition for a divorce the plaintiff must have resided within the state at least one year.
A plaintiff must reside in the state one year before filing an application for a divorce.
The plaintiff must be a resident of the state for two years before filing a petition for a divorce.
After several days' trial, during which Cullen was submitted to a very close examination, the verdict was given for the plaintiff with 4d.