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DEFENDANT
The person or entity against whom a civil lawsuit is filed, or, in a criminal case, the alleged perpetrator.
ALSO SEE: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, NEGLIGENCE PER SE, STRICT LIABILITY, CONVICTION, REMEDIES, PARTY

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