Defendant

De*fend"ant

, n. 1. One who defends; a defender.
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The rampiers and ditches which the defendants had cast up.
Spotswood.
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2. (Law) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff. Abbott.
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The term is applied to any party of whom a demand is made in court, whether the party denies and defends the claim, or admits it, and suffers a default; also to a party charged with a criminal offense.
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