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de•fend•ant



Pronunciation: (di-fen'dunt or, esp. in court for 1, -dant), [key]
n.
1. Law.a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court (opposed to plaintiff).
2. Obs.defender.

adj.
1. making one's defense; defending: a defendant corporation.
2. Obs.defensive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

defenddefender of the bond
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