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Definition of complainant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

complainant

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BrE BrE//kəmˈpleɪnənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpleɪnənt//
 
(law)
 
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= plaintiff Word Origin late Middle English: from French complaignant, present participle of complaindre ‘to lament’, from medieval Latin complangere ‘bewail’, from Latin com- (expressing intensive force) + plangere ‘to lament’.
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