- a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to defendant).
Origin of plaintiff
Examples from the Web for plaintiff
Other plaintiff companies include Stone River Management Co. and Dunstone Co. 9.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
United States District Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled for the plaintiff, awarding her $450,0000.Why the Crisis in VA Hospitals Shames Our Country on Memorial Day
May 26, 2014
“While there have been well-documented rumors and cases filed, he was sued and the plaintiff lost the lawsuit,” he said.The NBA’s War With Donald Sterling Is Just Getting Started
April 29, 2014
A plaintiff who does not receive resolution must take the case to the UN Security Council.Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims
March 11, 2014
One key argument made by the plaintiff was that current limits on contributions represent an absurd limitation on speech.McCutcheon v. FEC: Big Money Fights Back at the Supreme Court
October 9, 2013
Rufus Choate represented the defendant and Daniel Webster the plaintiff.The Age of Invention
The defendant in the present action was not the man whom he married to the plaintiff.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Did the defendant knock the plaintiff down with malice prepense?
The celebrated radical barrister, Hesketh, was engaged for the plaintiff.Barrington
Charles James Lever
The plaintiff in error is not less interested in the operation of this unconstitutional law than if it affected his property.
- (formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of lawNow replaced by: claimant Compare defendant (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for plaintiff
The party that institutes a suit in a court. The person or entity the plaintiff sues is the defendant.