from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The defendant or defendants in a criminal case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of accuse.
  • n. The person charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.
  • adj. Having been accused; being the target of accusations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Charged with offense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a defendant in a criminal proceeding


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