Plaintiff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪntɪf|  American pronunciation of the word plaintiff
Brit.  |ˈpleɪntɪf|  British pronunciation of the word plaintiff


- a person who brings an action in a court of law (syn: complainant)


...the judge ruled that the plaintiff's lawsuit was groundless, and he dismissed it...

No one was surprised by the defendant's contradiction of the plaintiff's accusations.

The attorney offered evidence that controverted the plaintiff's allegations.

...the court awarded the plaintiff a substantial quittance for bodily injury and emotional distress...

The jury decided for the plaintiff.

This can be disadvantageous to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff's action was dismissed with costs.

The jury found for the plaintiff.

The plaintiff applied for shares in this company.

Defendant may plead an offset of any sum due to him by the plaintiff.

She gave testimony against the plaintiff.

The judge found for the plaintiff.

The plaintiff was awarded $52,644 in damages.

The plaintiff couldn't make out his case.

The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client

Word forms

singular: plaintiff
plural: plaintiffs
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