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.


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

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.