[ UK /dɪfˈɛndənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfɛndənt/ ]
  1. a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
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How To Use defendant In A Sentence

  • The defendant was released on bail until his trial next year. Times, Sunday Times
  • The police claimed that reports in the media were slanted against/towards the defendant.
  • Dunstan: Dunstan: “What happens if the program administrator refuses to certify that the defendant “completed” the program on the grounds that the defendant refused to agree with certain teachings?” The Volokh Conspiracy » Stringent Constitutional Limits on Anger Management Classes, Anti-Drug/Alcohol-Abuse Classes, or Even Traffic School as Alternatives to Prosecution?
  • Much of the defendant's evidence focused on his long-term condition myasthenia gravis. Times, Sunday Times
  • The consecutive statements, allegations, and counterallegations made in turn by plaintiff and defendant, or prosecutor and accused, in a legal proceeding.
  • So long as the defendant does not communicate his intention, he commits no offence.
  • The defendant will be kept in custody until the appeal.
  • The defendant was charged with the crime of embezzlement. Christianity Today
  • The defendant was able to exculpate himself from liability.
  • A lack of contrition would be, for example, if the defendant was purporting to express regret for his crimes in the courtroom, but simultaneously sending anonymous tweets to the effect that the trial is a sham, the judge is bought off, etc. The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Subpoena to Twitter, Demanding Identification of Anonymous Critic of Corbett’s
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