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1. defendant

noun. ['dɪˈfɛndənt'] a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused.

Synonyms

  • co-defendant
  • litigant
  • codefendant
  • accused
  • suspect

Antonyms

  • unquestionable
  • trust
  • believe
  • petitioner

Etymology

  • -ant (English)
  • -ant (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • defend (English)
  • defenden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Defendant

  • superintendent
  • superintendant
  • interdependent
  • transcendent
  • resplendent
  • independent
  • descendent
  • descendant
  • dependent
  • attendant
  • ascendant
  • pendant

How do you spell defendant? Is it defendent ?

A common misspelling of defendant is defendent

Sentences with defendant


1. Noun, singular or mass
A defendant who cannot find a new cosigner may have to return to jail.

2. co-defendant

noun. a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action.

Synonyms

  • co-respondent
  • respondent
  • corespondent
  • codefendant
  • suspect

Antonyms

  • unresponsive
  • unquestionable
  • trust
  • believe
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