complainant

[ kuhm-pley-nuhnt ]
/ kəmˈpleɪ nənt /

noun

a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action.

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Origin of complainant

1375–1425; late Middle English <Anglo-French compleignant (present participle of compleindre). See complain, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for complainant

complainant
/ (kəmˈpleɪnənt) /

noun

law a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff
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