plaintiff


plaintiff
noun
VERB + PLAINTIFF
represent
compensate
PLAINTIFF + VERB
bring an action (against sb), sue sb
allege sth, argue sth, claim sth, contend sth, seek sth

The plaintiff claimed that the correct procedures had not been followed.

obtain sth (BrE)

The plaintiffs obtained an injunction in the High Court.

PREPOSITION
against the plaintiff

Costs were awarded against the plaintiff.

on behalf of the plaintiff

the lawyer appearing on behalf of the plaintiff


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  • Plaintiff — Plain tiff, n. [F. plaintif making complaint, plaintive; in Old French equiv. to plaignant complainant, prosecutor, fr. plaindre. See {Plaint}, and cf. {Plaintive}.] (Law) One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plaintiff — Plain tiff, a. See {Plaintive}. [Obs.] Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • plaintiff — (n.) c.1400, from Anglo Fr. pleintif (late 13c.), noun use of O.Fr. plaintif complaining, from pleint (see PLAINT (Cf. plaint)). Identical with plaintive at first; the form that receded into legal usage retained the older iff spelling …   Etymology dictionary

  • plaintiff — ► NOUN Law ▪ a person who brings a case against another in a court of law. Compare with DEFENDANT(Cf. ↑defendant). ORIGIN Old French plaintif plaintive …   English terms dictionary

  • plaintiff — [plān′tif] n. [ME plaintif < OFr, mournful, making complaint < plaindre < plainte: see PLAINT] a person who brings a suit into a court of law; complainant …   English World dictionary

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  • plaintiff — UK [ˈpleɪntɪf] / US noun [countable] Word forms plaintiff : singular plaintiff plural plaintiffs legal someone who brings a legal case against someone else in a court of law. The person against whom the case is brought is called the defendant …   English dictionary


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