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    Defendant is the person who is being sued in court for wrong-doing.

    Elizabeth Priaulx, J.D. Brain Injury Association of America. “A Basic Glossary: Legal Terms for People with Brain Injury” (2006)

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    Defendant is defined as a person legally accused of having violated criminal law or of having failed to meet civil standards for personal or professional conduct.

    SourceDrogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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    Another definition of a defendant is a person who has been charged with a criminal offence or against whom a civil lawsuit has been brought.

    Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)

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    Defendant is the party being sued or the party accused of committing the offense charged

    New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)

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    In a civil case, the person or company being sued. In a criminal or traffic case, the person accused of the crime.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    1. In a criminal case, the person accused of the crime. 2. In a civil case, the person being sued.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Party against whom action is brought in court.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    The party who is being sued in a civil law suit or an accused in a criminal case.

    Parlee McLaws LLP. “Glossary Of Common Financial and Legal Terms”, 4th ed.

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    Civil defendant is defined not the person who started the case, who is called the plaintiff. Rather, the person against whom the case has been brought.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    Criminal defendant is defined as the person charged with a crime; also called the accused.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)