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.

  • The paper goes on to point out that besides the issue of what Clinton actually said at this meeting, it would be "ethically questionable" for a defendant in a civil lawsuit merely to discuss the case with a potential witness already subpoenaed by the plaintiffs.

  • She had to go to court as a defendant (!) all because he was trying to get out of the lot first by speeding around her.

  • USA Today leads with the Supreme Court's ruling that even a white defendant can challenge a grand jury indictment on the grounds that jury selection discriminated against blacks.

  • Such a trade-off would diminish considerably the ability of the police to get at the truth, since jailhouse interrogation in the absence of a lawyer is more likely to "break" a guilty defendant than a courtroom deposition conducted with the assistance of counsel is.


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