Law The celebration against which an action is brought.
In municipal proceedings, the party answering the problem; one who is sued and asked to help make pleasure for a wrong complained of by another.
In criminal procedures, the accused.
One who defends; a defender.
people needed to make solution in an action or match; -- against plaintiff.
a person who defends against an assailant, or against the approach of evil or risk; a defender.
in-law, an event sued in a court of legislation, whether in a civil or a criminal proceeding; a person who is summoned into judge, he could have possibility to defend, deny, or oppose the need or cost, and continue maintaining his or her own right.
people or organization against whom an action is introduced a court of legislation; the individual becoming sued or accused