defendant

  

Definition

Entity charged with an offense in a civil or criminal case.

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  • The prosecuting attorney knew he had his work cut out for him because Dr. Conklin was a very sympathetic defendant and the jury would most likely think so, too.

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  • The defendant, who was being charged with first degree murder, entered the courtroom this morning with a very grim disposition.

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  • The defendant charged with battery was scheduled to stand on trial two weeks from now his legal team was now tasked with creating a defense.

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