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Definition a person who brings a legal action against another in a court of law
  • Court ruled that the plaintiff had suffered from illegal discrimination.
  • The Cadi took his seat gravely, and an officer introduced first Ali Cogia, the plaintiff, and then the merchant who was the defendant.
    Andrew Lang  --  The Arabian Nights
  • Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Niight
  • In its brief, the orchestra argued, "The plaintiff does not possess the necessary physical strength to be a leader of the trombone section."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The three plaintiffs in this case I'd like to see here in my chambers after dinner.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • If this was not true, the judicial authority of the Union could be avoided by every plaintiff or prosecutor.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Come, bring away the plaintiffs: by this time our sexton hath reformed Signior Leonato of the matter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Beneath it she read the words: "The Hon. Mrs Brand, plaintiff in the remarkable divorce case reported on p. 8."
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The only party present in support of Shay—and my first witness—was Father Michael, seated just behind the plaintiff's table.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • And always plaintiff, too.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • According to the plaintiffs in the case, ConAgra's price-fixing scheme gouged independent wholesalers, small retailers, and consumers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • You will testify for the plaintiff, of course?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The defendant was Gregory Madison, the plaintiff the People of the State of New York.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "You admit attacking the plaintiff?" he asked.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The blind croupier produced a plaintiff who suddenly appeared and sued the bright young attorney for barratry.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He's eating the plaintiff, he's eating the suits, he eats, he chews, he crams, he fills himself.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was pure plaintiff-attorney paradise and it felt odd to Robert to be looking at it from the other end.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Then let's have the plaintiff's allegations.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • She was an aeronautical engineer, who traveled widely as an expert witness for law firms, plaintiff attorneys only.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • In this case, therefore, I conceive the plaintiff must be non-suited; and I should disadvise the bringing any such action.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones

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