- a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action.
Origin of complainant
Examples from the Web for complainant
They must assess the credibility of the complainant with an understanding that those both strong and weak are vulnerable.The Real Victims in Rape Cases Like Greg Kelly’s
January 30, 2012
Then there is any person who encountered or spoke to the complainant in the aftermath of the supposed liaison.Ray Kelly’s Bad Week: NYPD Chief Sees Son Greg Accused of Rape
January 27, 2012
All of those identified by the complainant denied any knowledge of wrongful conduct by the associate coach.ESPN, Local Paper Sat on Syracuse Sex-Abuse Tape for Years
November 29, 2011
Justice said she did not know the identity of the second complainant.A Shocking Teen Suicide
Mary M. Chapman
November 13, 2010
The complainant's shield was examined and counted, and not a flaw discovered.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
I'll have the complainant here to-morrow, if it's a possible thing.The Calico Cat
Charles Miner Thompson
Such are the characters of the complainant and the defendant in this cause.
"The bill, since it was taken from the complainant, has been in charge of the court," said Conway.Five Hundred Dollars
Anneslie, the knight, was the complainant and the challenger.Margaret of Anjou
- law a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff
Word Origin and History for complainant
early 15c., from Old French complaignant, present participle of complaindre (see complain). The present participle also was used as a noun in Middle French.