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Claimant vs. Plaintiff

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Claimantnoun

One who claims; one who makes a claim.

Plaintiffnoun

(legal) A party bringing a suit in civil law against a defendant; accusers.

Claimantnoun

(UK) A person receiving money from the government, in a form of unemployment benefits, disability benefits or similar.

Plaintiffnoun

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

Claimantnoun

(legal) The party who initiates a lawsuit before a court.

Plaintiffadjective

See Plaintive.

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Claimantnoun

One who claims; one who asserts a right or title; a claimer.

Plaintiffnoun

a person who brings an action in a court of law

Claimantnoun

someone who claims a benefit or right or title;

‘claimants of unemployment compensation’; ‘he was a claimant to the throne’;

Plaintiffnoun

a person who brings a case against another in a court of law

‘the plaintiff commenced an action for damages’;

Claimantnoun

a person making a claim, especially in a lawsuit or for a state benefit

‘one in four eligible claimants failed to register for a rebate’;

Plaintiff

A plaintiff (Π in legal shorthand) is the party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as an action) before a court. By doing so, the plaintiff seeks a legal remedy.

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