libellant


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libellant

a person who publishes a libel.

LIBELLANT. The party who fires a libel in a chancery or admiralty case, corresponds to the plaintiff in actions in the common law courts, is called the libellant.

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Peters gratuitously reasoned that the ATS could not provide an alternative basis for jurisdiction because the libellants were seeking return of their property in addition to damages.
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For example in The Antelope, the Vice-Consuls of Spain and Portugal, Libellants (45) the Vice Consul of Spain and Portugal claimed certain Africans as the property of nationals of their countries.