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defendant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a person or institution legally accused or sued in court
  • For when the defendant's claim for costs had been satisfied, there would remain the friendly bill of Mr. Gore, and the deficiency at the bank, as well as the other debts which would make the assets shrink into unequivocal disproportion; "not more than ten or twelve shillings in the pound," predicted Mr. Deane, in a decided tone, tightening his lips; and the words fell on Tom like a scalding liquied, leaving a continual smart.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (18% in)

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