co·de·fen·dant /ˌkō-di-'fen-dənt, -ˌdant/ n: a joint defendant

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index accomplice

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

One of two or more defendants charged with the same crime or sued in the same claim. Also called joint defendant.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   when more than one person or entity is sued in one lawsuit, each party sued is called a codefendant.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Codefendant — Co de*fend ant, n. A joint defendant. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codefendant — also co defendant, 1640s, from CO (Cf. co ) + DEFENDANT (Cf. defendant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • codefendant — [kō΄di fen′dənt] n. a joint defendant …   English World dictionary

  • codefendant — /koh di fen deuhnt/, n. a joint defendant. [1630 40; CO + DEFENDANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • codefendant — noun Any of several defendants answering the same charge …   Wiktionary

  • codefendant — n. joint defendant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • codefendant — co·defendant …   English syllables

  • codefendant — co•de•fend•ant [[t]ˌkoʊ dɪˈfɛn dənt[/t]] n. law a joint defendant • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • codefendant — /koʊdəˈfɛndənt/ (say kohduh fenduhnt) noun a joint defendant …   Australian English dictionary

  • codefendant — noun a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action • Syn: ↑co defendant • Hypernyms: ↑defendant, ↑suspect • Hyponyms: ↑corespondent, ↑co respondent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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