1. [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.
Eager complainants of the dispute. --Collier.
(a) One who commences a legal process by a complaint.
(b) The party suing in equity, answering to the plaintiff
at common law.
He shall forfeit one moiety to the use of the
town, and the other moiety to the use of the
complainant. --Statutes of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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, whiner
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COMPLAINANT. One who makes a complaint. A plaintiff in a suit in chancery is