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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
plaintiffplain‧tiff /ˈpleɪntɪf/ noun [countable]  SCTsomeone who brings a legal action against another person in a court of law syn complainant British Englishdefendant
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plaintiffTen plaintiffs are suing the companies for damages from the blast.So the plaintiffs called Fung back on their rebuttal case to tell jurors he had goofed.The defendants supplied a chemical to the plaintiffs but failed to warn that it was liable to explode on contact with water.It is that legal fiction which the health authority relies upon in denying liability to the plaintiff.This could apply where the plaintiff has made an unreasonable use of the product.The plaintiffs devoted much of their rebuttal case Wednesday to damage control.
From Longman Business Dictionaryplaintiffplain‧tiff /ˈpleɪntɪf/ noun [countable]LAW someone who brings a LEGAL ACTION against someone in a court of law SYN COMPLAINANTplaintiffs seeking damages from cigarette manufacturers
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