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codefendant

[koh-di-fen-duh nt] /ˌkoʊ dɪˈfɛn dənt/
noun
1.
a joint defendant.
Origin of codefendant
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; co- + defendant
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  • When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a codefendant.

    A Cynic Looks at Life Ambrose Bierce
Word Origin and History for codefendant
n.

also co-defendant, 1640s, from co- + defendant.

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