libelant

libelant

[lahy-buh-luhnt]
noun Law.
a person who libels, or institutes suit.
Also, especially British, libellant.


Origin:
1720–30; libel + -ant

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libellant or (US) libelant (ˈlaɪbələnt)
 
n
1.  a party who brings an action in the ecclesiastical courts by presenting a libel
2.  a person who publishes a libel
 
libelant or (US) libelant
 
n

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