defendant

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  • Info 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.
  • The judge is not allowed to know how much money has been paid into court by the defendant.
  • But what if the defendant is the person who made the statement that is now being offered against him?
  • After a two-week trial, five of the ten defendants were found guilty.
  • The court may order a reply to this third-party defendant's answer.
  • The court may order a reply to this third-party defendant's answer.
  • If the defendant is successful, the money can be applied against the costs order.
  • Eventually he found himself as a defendant in a big damage suit, but won the case.
  • The defendant's ability to control himself or herself was no longer a consideration.
  • The defendant's ability to control himself or herself was no longer a consideration.
  • If the defendant's address cannot be found, the court can order a public notice instead.
  • The defendant will frequently try to remove the case to federal court.
  • The defendant's first court date is called the initial appearance.
  • "You didn't tell him that you were not the defendant's wife?" Cited from We Can't Have Everything, by Rupert Hughes
  • The defendants appeared before a military court of senior American commissioned officers.
  • He persuaded the remaining defendants to give up their right to be heard by the court.
  • The sound was also turned off when another defendant discussed early days of his imprisonment.
  • He was released after serving half of his sentence and returned to court to give evidence against three subsequent defendants.
  • When a defendant in civil or criminal cases could not be found, the reason would not always be clear.
  • Some rights of criminal defendants that apply in federal court do not exist in state court.
  • They caused him to frequently change his charges, and several times made him the defendant in church trials.
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Meaning of defendant

  • noun A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused