Crossword clues for defendant
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Libellee \Li`bel*lee"\, n. (Law)
The party against whom a libel has been filed; -- corresponding to defendant in a common law action.
The defendant in an action of libel.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, in the legal sense, from French défendant, present participle of défendre (see defend). Earliest use in English was as a present participle adjective meaning "defending" (c.1300).
a. Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive. n. 1 (context legal English) In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another. 2 (context legal English) In criminal proceedings, the accused.
A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.
Terminology varies from one jurisdiction to another. For example, Scots law does not use the term "defendant"; the terms "accused" or "panel" are used instead in criminal proceedings, and "defender" in civil proceedings.
Usage examples of "defendant".
On the other hand, given the facts of a situation containing elements of duress, in other words of various pressures from family, friends and the community which a minor finds himself unable to resist, he has in effect been given a choice of evils by the defendant, and while his conduct may indicate his consent, the facts in the situation may persuade us otherwise.
The defendant, Rebecca Bollinger, was left alone in her homeroom with a jar containing moneys which had been collected by her class for a period of almost two months.
The press box was still brimfull and, whilst a court order prevented those journalists present from naming Rose, nothing could stop them outlining the allegations against the defendants.
I was referring to a trial two years ago in Clackamas County where your brother also was the defendant.
Two defendants, Antron McCray and Raymond Santana, had never met their codefendant, Yusef Salaam, until the night of the attack and did not know his name.
Many filmgoers assumed that since release of the documentary, all three defendants had appealed, and that if the problems revealed in the film were real, they were now being corrected and the teenagers would soon walk free.
The main defense lawyers, Bruce Cutler and Gerry Shargel, finally obtained a court order from judge Glasser to have the defendants moved out of total sep into the general jail population on the grounds that the Bureau of Prisons was breaking its own rules for the treatment of inmates who were not troublemakers.
Now when, as in the case of the Hepplewhite Tramp, the chief witness for the prosecution throws up his hands and offers to repay the defendant for the wrong he has done him, naturally it is all over but the shouting.
The instances are innumerable, where the defendant has pleaded that the deceased was an Irishman, and that therefore defendant had a right to kill him--and upon the proof of Hibernicism, acquittal followed of course.
Justice spoke for the Court as in the Slocum Case, it was held that a trial court had the right to enter a judgment on the verdict of the jury for the plaintiff after overruling a motion by defendant for dismissal on the ground of insufficient evidence.
The courts have frequently debated whether laws of unfair competition are similar enough to copyright jurisdiction in its aims to be preempted by Federal copyright law, to which defendant argues that preemption is not absolute in the area of intellectual property.
All you and Queensberry would have is a dead defendant accused of rape.
Nina launched into her motion, which essentially said that Salas should step down until some real lower court could hear the case, on grounds that the defendant would otherwise be denied his right to appeal to a higher court.
On December 24, 1948, the day after the seven defendants were hanged at Sugamo, all nineteen remaining suspects were released on grounds of insufficient evidence.
In that case defendants, officials of certain labor unions, were convicted of extortion, by collecting large sums from contractors for assisting them in avoiding labor troubles.