Search Result for "complainant":
1. a person who brings an action in a court of law;
[syn: plaintiff, complainant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Complainant \Com*plain"ant\ (k[o^]m*pl[=a]n"ant), n. [F. complaignant, p. pr. of complaindre.] 1. One who makes complaint. [1913 Webster] Eager complainants of the dispute. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) (a) One who commences a legal process by a complaint. (b) The party suing in equity, answering to the plaintiff at common law. [1913 Webster] He shall forfeit one moiety to the use of the town, and the other moiety to the use of the complainant. --Statutes of Mass. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
complainant n 1: a person who brings an action in a court of law [syn: plaintiff, complainant] [ant: defendant, suspect]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "complainant": accusant, accuser, allegator, appellant, bellyacher, claimant, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, delator, faultfinder, frondeur, griper, grouch, grouser, growler, grumbler, impeacher, impugner, indictor, informer, kicker, kvetch, libelant, malcontent, murmurer, mutterer, party, petitioner, plaintiff, prosecutor, querulous person, reactionary, reactionist, rebel, sorehead, suitor, the prosecution, whinerBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COMPLAINANT. One who makes a complaint. A plaintiff in a suit in chancery is so called.