Simple English definitions for legal terms
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Definition: The plaintiff is the person or party who starts a legal case against another person or party, known as the defendant, in a civil matter.
Example: If someone sues their neighbor for property damage, they would be the plaintiff in the case.
Explanation: The plaintiff is the one who brings the case to court and is seeking a legal remedy or compensation for damages caused by the defendant. In the example given, the person who is suing their neighbor is the plaintiff because they are the one initiating the lawsuit against the neighbor.