Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, a plaintiff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law), obsolete One who makes complaint; the plaintiff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, obsolete One who makes complaint; the plaintiff.

Etymologies

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See plain (verb).

Examples

  • Upon the transfer of such complaint to said board the clerk of said board shall send notice by registered mail to the complain - ant that such complaint has been transferred, and the com - plainant shall, within ten days after receiving such notice, pay to said board the entry fee as required by section seven of said chapter fifty-eight A.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • In every case of a petition for the assess - ment of damages, or for a jury, the said city may offer in court and consent in writing that a sum specified may be awarded as damages to the compkainant; and if the com - plainant shall not accept the same within ten days after he has received notice of such offer and shall not finally recover a greater sum than the one offered, not including interest on the sum recovered in damages from the date of the offer, the city shall be entitled to recover its costs after said date, and the complainant if he recover damages shall be allowed costs only to the date of the offer.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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