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Angeklagter

Substantiv

partial

defendant

noun

Comparative law notes

Since the defendant is also the person against whom the criminal case is being brought, this English term is actually a near match. In situations in which criminal and civil cases may be intertwined, it is helpful to use add the word "civil" or "criminal" before the word defendant to distinguish the two.

Definitions of defendant

a person against whom an action or a prosecution is brought in court

The defendant denies that he was driving the car at the time of the accident.