libelant

[ lahy-buh-luh nt ]
/ ˈlaɪ bə lənt /

noun Law.

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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