defendant noun

VERB + DEFENDANT charge The defendant was charged with disturbing the peace. | sue a defendant being sued by an insurance company | convict, find guilty The defendant was convicted of murder. The jury found the defendant guilty on all counts. | sentence The defendant was sentenced to three years in prison. | acquit, find not guilty | release

DEFENDANT + VERB plead guilty/not guilty

PREP. against the ~ the plaintiff's claim against the defendant | for the ~ Several witnesses gave evidence for the defendant. | ~ in a defendant in bankruptcy proceedings