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Complainant

A plaintiff; a person who commences a civil lawsuit against another, known as the defendant, in order to remedy an alleged wrong. An individual who files a written accusation with the police charging a suspect with the commission of a crime and providing facts to support the allegation and which results in the criminal prosecution of the suspect.

Once the suspect is indicted, the state becomes the complainant since the alleged wrong is considered a crime against the state.

complainant

n. a person or entity who begins a lawsuit by filing a complaint, and is usually called the plaintiff, or in some cases the petitioner. (See: complaint, plaintiff, petitioner)

complainant

noun accusant, accuser, aggrieved party, challenger, charger, claimant, complaining party, denouncer, impeacher, incriminator, indicter, indictor, libelant, litigant, one instigating an action, opposing party, party, party to a suit, petitioner, petitioner for legal redress, plaintiff, preferror of charges, prosecution, prosecutor, pubbic prosecutor, relator, suitor
Associated concepts: complainant's costs, complaining wittess
See also: accuser, actor, claimant, contender, contestant, declarant, informer, litigant, malcontent, party, plaintiff, victim

complainant

the person who makes a criminal complaint in England. See COMPLAINER.

COMPLAINANT. One who makes a complaint. A plaintiff in a suit in chancery is so called.

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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The fact that testimonies from 12 complainants are very similar to each other, including even identical spelling errors and the inaccurate use of some words, in the TahE-iye indictment has raised suspicions that the testimonies might have been prepared by one person and were afterwards signed by the complainants.
After defendant had been standing about 15 minutes, complainant took over the charge of the passing car and defendant attempted to board it.
The complainant attempted to brush away the phone, and the passenger accused the complainant of assault, which he denied.
The Complainant, Caterpillar, is a MNC with a stellar reputation built in heavy equipment and construction.
In its order, the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, said, 'We are of the opinion that some unsolicited calls have been given to the Complainant by which the right of privacy of the Complainant was violated and the Complainant suffered inconvenience, harassment and mental agony due to unsolicited calls.