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Definition a person or institution legally accused or sued in court
  • The defendant is confident she will be found innocent.
defendant = a person (or institution) legally accused or sued in court
  • The jury did not know the defendant had a long criminal history.
  • defendant = person accused of a crime in court
  • In the weeks preceding that date the defense attorneys frequently consulted the defendants.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • defendants = people legally accused of a crime
  • The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • defendant = person legally accused
  • Unlike the other three defendants, Wes had decided to take his case to trial.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • defendants = people legally accused of a crime
  • I said nothing, on my face I registered the bleak look of a defendant who knows the court will never be swayed by all the favorable evidence he has.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • defendant = someone legally accused of a crime
  • All right, we know from her own drawings that the defendant, Miss Clark, climbed the fire tower with Chase at least once; we know she gave the shell necklace to him.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • defendant = a person legally accused in court
  • What did the defendant do?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • Not a single innocent defendant in so many cases?
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • defendant = someone legally accused in court
  • Later she tells cops that she thought it could have been either the defendant or the other guy.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • the defendant's motive for committing murder
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • defendant = the person accused of a crime in court
  • It is important to the concept of the play that the town is visible always, looming there, as much on trial as the individual defendant.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • defendant = person legally accused in court
  • Would the defendant please rise for the reading of the verdict.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • You can and must find that the defendant is guilty of first-degree murder.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • It's easier for a jury to convict an absent defendant.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • Now he was in court seeing her at the defendant's table, charged with murder.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • On October 28 of last year, did you see the defendant, Miss Catherine Clark, waiting at the bus stop at 2:30 P.M.?
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • Andrews, would you please explain what you see in this picture painted by the defendant, Miss Clark.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • defendant = person legally accused of a crime
  • Did you see the defendant, Miss Clark, on the 2:30 A.M. bus from Barkley Cove to Greenville in the early morning of October 30, 1969?
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
defendant = person legally accused of a crime

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