American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The plaintiff in a case of ecclesiastical or admiralty libel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See libellant.
- n. party which has made a libel (hostile handbill) against a libelant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who libels; one who institutes a suit in an ecclesiastical or admiralty court.
“The divorce-case libelant (as they're called here) was tearfully testifying that, from being accustomed to buying her clothes in the most exclusive shops, she was now reduced to grubbing for baggins at the Baggin Shop.”
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