Example sentences for: defendant

How can you use “defendant” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The defendant, Lochner, was prosecuted under a provision of the statute that made it a misdemeanor to employ someone in excess of the limit.

  • Another defendant was found guilty in February, and a third is awaiting trial.

  • (Astonishingly, the brief Times story finds room to list each defendant's income, as in "Mr Fairley, a father of two, earns about £46,000 a year as European sales manager for a medical equipment firm."

  • Proving plagiarism in the United States requires the plaintiff to show that 1) the defendant had access to the earlier work and 2) the defendant's work bears a "substantial similarity" to the plaintiff's original.

  • Once it became obvious that the case was being lost, the defendant's lawyer blamed the whole flap on a printer's error, maintaining that his client's original ad copy depicted Gargantua speaking in the future tense of the verb: “Un de ces jours, on jumbo frankfurtera dans les coins” [`One of these days, folks around here will be eating big hot dogs.


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