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libelant

[lahy-buh-luh nt] /ˈlaɪ bə lənt/
noun, Law.
1.
a person who libels, or institutes suit.
Also, especially British, libellant.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; libel + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for libelant

libellant

/ˈlaɪbələnt/
noun
1.
a party who brings an action in the ecclesiastical courts by presenting a libel
2.
a person who publishes a libel
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