Plain"tiff (?), n. [F. plaintif making complaint, plaintive; in Old French equiv. to plaignant complainant, prosecutor, fr. plaindre. See Plaint, and cf. Plaintive.] Law

One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights; -- opposed to defendant.

 

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Plain"tiff, a.

See Plaintive.

[Obs.]

Prior.

 

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