from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The defendant in a case of ecclesiastical or admiralty libel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. party against which a libel (hostile handbill) has been filed by a libelant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the defendant in actions or suits in which the complaint or first pleading is libel. See libel, 2.
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