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Law. A person or organization against whom a claim, charge, or other legal proceeding is brought.
Law. That faces or defends against a charge or accusation in a legal proceeding; = "defendant". Chiefly in "defendent party". Now rare.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Gregory's Chronicle. As noun from post-classical Latin defendent-, defendens defendant, use as noun of masculine of classical Latin dēfendēns, present participle.
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