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

  • n. The plaintiff in a case of ecclesiastical or admiralty libel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. party which has made a libel (hostile handbill) against a libelant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who libels; one who institutes a suit in an ecclesiastical or admiralty court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See libellant.


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  • 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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