A person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
‘the plaintiff commenced an action for damages’
‘Several years later the plaintiff gave the defendant notice to quit under the lease agreement.’
‘The plaintiffs sued the defendant alleging that he had been negligent in a number of ways.’
‘The defendants negligently told the plaintiffs that X was much wealthier than in fact he was.’
‘The plaintiffs engaged the defendants as their solicitors to act for them.’
‘Three defendants were each found liable to the plaintiff in a personal injuries case.’