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libelant

[lahy-buh-luh nt]
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noun Law.
  1. a person who libels, or institutes suit.
Also especially British, li·bel·lant.

Origin of libelant

First recorded in 1720–30; libel + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for libellant

libellant

US libelant

noun
  1. a party who brings an action in the ecclesiastical courts by presenting a libel
  2. a person who publishes a libel
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