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complainant

[kuh m-pley-nuh nt] /kəmˈpleɪ nənt/
noun
1.
a person, group, or company that makes a complaint, as in a legal action.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French compleignant (present participle of compleindre). See complain, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for complainants

complainant

/kəmˈpleɪnənt/
noun
1.
(law) a person who makes a complaint, usually before justices; plaintiff
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Word Origin and History for complainants

complainant

n.

early 15c., from Old French complaignant, present participle of complaindre (see complain). The present participle also was used as a noun in Middle French.

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