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defendant

de·fen·dant

defendant

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fen dnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is accused or sued in a court of law. (Cf. plaintiff.)
The defendant looked very nervous during the trial, fearing that he'd be found guilty.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being called upon or acting to defend; defending, esp. in a court action.