defendant collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈfendənt/

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a person on trial accused of a crime

Verbs frequently used with defendant
formally accuse a defendant: accuse, charge, prosecuteThe defendant is charged with theft from a store.decide a defendant is guilty: convict, fine, sentenceIt is neither moral not just to convict a defendant on the basis of rumours.decide a defendant is not guilty: acquitTwo other defendants were acquitted of terrorism charges.question a defendant: cross-examine, questionThe prosecution’s attorney will have an opportunity to cross-examine the defendant tomorrow.
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