“Defendant”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

An individual (or business) against whom a lawsuit is filed.

Source: United States Courts
Jurisdiction: Ireland Ireland

A person against whom an action is brought; a person charged with a criminal offence.

Source: The Courts Service of Ireland
Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

A person charged with a criminal offence.

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Jurisdiction: United States United States

In a civil case, the person or organization against whom the plaintiff brings suit; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.

Source: United States Courts
Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

A person accused in a criminal proceeding or sued in a civil proceeding.

Source: Department of Justice Canada