- complainant com‧plain‧ant [kəmˈpleɪnənt] noun [countable]
• If the committee rejects a complaint, the complainant now has the right to apply for a rehearing.
* * *complainant UK US /kəmˈpleɪnənt/ noun [C] (also plaintiff)► LAW a person who makes a formal complaint in a law court that they have been harmed by someone else: »
The burden of proof is on the complainant to bring forth any evidence they have.
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complainant — 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. complainant … Law dictionary
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