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In a civil case, the complainant is the party alleging the offense and brining the lawsuit.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
complainant (noun)
1.
the party who makes the in a legal action or proceeding - complaint
2.
one who - complains
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
complainant (noun)
the person in a legal proceeding who makes a charge of wrongdoing against another
SYNONYMS:
plaintiff, suer
RELATED WORDS:
accuser; litigant, party, suitor; appellant, petitioner, pleader
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accused
defendant
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