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codefendant

[koh-di-fen-duh nt] /ˌkoʊ dɪˈfɛn dənt/
noun
1.
a joint defendant.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; co- + defendant
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Examples from the web for codefendant
  • One other codefendant who was involved in the same scheme has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
Word Origin and History for codefendant
n.

also co-defendant, 1640s, from co- + defendant.

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