An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
A defendant or defender (Δ in legal shorthand) is any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff or pursuer in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party who has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute. ...
The Expounding of the Law, called by some the Antithesis of the Law, is a highly structured ("Ye have heard ... But I say unto you") part of the Sermon on the Mount in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It follows both the famed Beatitudes and the metaphors of salt and light.
In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another; In criminal proceedings, the accused
An individual (or business) against whom a lawsuit is filed.
In a civil case, the person or organization sued by the plaintiff. In a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
The person defending or denying a suit.
Arabic mudda'a alaihi lit. "A claim upon him."
The party allegedly causing the plaintiff's loss in a negligence suit.
The person, company or organization who defends a legal action taken by a plaintiff and against whom the court has been asked to order damages or specific corrective action redress some type of unlawful or improper action alleged by the plaintiff.
The person defending or denying; the party against whom relief or recovery is sought in an action or suit or the accused in a criminal case.
The term that refers to the person or entity being accused in a court case.
The person who defends against a claim asserted in a Court action.
The person (either husband or wife) who is being sued for divorce.
A person or company sued in court
The person against whom a lawsuit is started.
The person allegedly responsible for a property loss or personal injury in a lawsuit.
the party being sued or the party accused of committing the offense charged
the person the case is brought against.
a person who has been formally charged with committing a crime.
A person required to answer a legal action or suit.
Term used to describe a person charged with an offence (when committed for trial described as the accused).
a person or organization who is defending against a legal charge that has been filed against them.
In civil or criminal cases, the party or parties named in an Information, Indictment, or Complaint, and against whom the Government is proceeding. The article against which a seizure action is brought is also referred to as the defendant.
The person sued in a civil lawsuit started by a notice of civil claim.