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defendant

(di-fen'dint)
In law, the person, entity, or party charged or sued in a legal action. The defendant is the party accused of a criminal or civil wrong from whom legal relief or damages are sought.
See: plaintiff
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Chouinard explique les differences entre les feministes islamiques, qui defendent que la justesse de Dieu rend irrecevable la discrimination des femmes par les hommes, d'une part, et les feministes islamistes, qui defendent la justesse du Coran et du devoir des femmes d'en suivre les regles, d'autre part.
He also viewed CCTV footage which he said showed the defendent "took a box of Desparado beer and passed all points without payment".
[beaucoup moins que]Les hommes des Forces armees defendent la patrie, c'est leur noble mission.
She placed the resignation letter in Defendent's sock drawer in an effort to spare Rogers' wife from pain and humiliation." (http://acworth.patch.com/articles/acworth-woman-alleges-waffle-house-ceo-forced-her-to-perform-sex-acts) AcworthPatch has a link to the full police report.
During the investigation the defendent admitted using and possessing hashish.
"Police found seven Blackberry mobile phones, a digital music player, television and a bed that was delivered to the defendent's house.
Defendent Yusuf Ahmed, aged 24, of Grant Court, Pershore Road, Kings Norton, had earlier admitted charges of robbery and false imprisonment.
The claimant's party will request a more severe sentence, while the defendent has requested suspended sentence.
* tort reform measures be adopted which include: assessing defendent liability based only on the degree of fault; awarding punitive damages only in cases of flagrant misconduct; establishing reasonable pain and suffering limits along with the elimination of redundant payments in reaching total compensation amounts; establishing requirements for first stage mediation or arbitration, and establishing "reasonable" caps and/or attorney fee scaling.
His family refutes the charges and asserts that the defendent was threatened during interrogation.
It added that "defendent Ali Mohammed Ja'auby is also charged with having blown up the car of Ala'a Muhsin, the Director of the Iraqi Republic's Radio Station, who escaped death when an Improvised Explosive Charge (IED), stuck to his car, blew up, destroying his car in Baghdad's Saidiya district on 27/9/2010, causing him some injuries.
"The evidence is that this facility was systematically exploited by the defendent.