Definition of Defendant:

  1. Entity charged with an offense in a civil or criminal case.

  2. An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.

Synonyms of Defendant

Accessory, Accused, Bitter-ender, Brawler, Correspondent, Diehard, Disputant, Dissentient, Dissident, Intransigent, Irreconcilable, Last-ditcher, Libelee, Litigant, Litigationist, Litigator, Naysayer, Negativist, Noncooperator, Objector, Obstructionist, Obstructive, Opposer, Oppositionist, Panel, Parties litigant, Party, Plaintiff, Prisoner, Protester, Quarreler, Resister, Respondent, Scrapper, Suitor, Suspect, Witness, Wrangler, Accused, Prisoner at the bar

How to use Defendant in a sentence?

  1. The defendant tried to claim that it was self-defense.
  2. The defendant , who was being charged with first degree murder, entered the courtroom this morning with a very grim disposition.
  3. The prosecuting attorney knew he had his work cut out for him because Dr. Conklin was a very sympathetic defendant and the jury would most likely think so, too.
  4. The defendant charged with battery was scheduled to stand on trial two weeks from now his legal team was now tasked with creating a defense.

Meaning of Defendant & Defendant Definition