(legal) Someone who presents a petition to a court.
(legal) A party bringing a suit in civil law against a defendant; accusers.
One who presents a petition.
One who commences a personal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights; - opposed to defendant.
one praying humbly for something;
‘a suppliant for her favors’;
someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
a person who brings an action in a court of law
A petitioner is a person who pleads with governmental institution for a legal remedy or a redress of grievances, through use of a petition.
a person who brings a case against another in a court of law
‘the plaintiff commenced an action for damages’;
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.