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Noun Concept
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defendant  suspect  accused
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A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused WordNet 3.0
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A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
In law enforcement jargon, a suspect is a known person accused or suspected of committing a crime. Wikipedia
A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case. Wikipedia
A person suspected of committing a crime Wikipedia Disambiguation
Accused person Wikidata
Known person suspected of committing a crime Wikidata
Any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit before a court. OmegaWiki
A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime. OmegaWiki
In criminal proceedings, the accused. Wiktionary