codefendant

[koh-di-fen-duh nt]
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noun

a joint defendant.

Nearby words

  1. code-sharing,
  2. code-switching,
  3. codec,
  4. codeclination,
  5. coded,
  6. codeia,
  7. codeine,
  8. codependent,
  9. coder,
  10. codetermination

Origin of codefendant

First recorded in 1630–40; co- + defendant

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Word Origin and History for codefendant

codefendant

n.

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

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