complainants

complainant

[kuhm-pley-nuhnt]
noun
a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French compleignant (present participle of compleindre). See complain, -ant

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complainant (kəmˈpleɪnənt)
 
n
law a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff

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complainant
1490s (n. and adj.), from Fr. complaignant, prp. of complaindre (see complain). The prp. also was used as a noun in M.Fr.
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