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Definition of "codefendant" []

  • Law A joint defendant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "codefendant" in a sentence
  • "Complicating the Rosenberg trial was the fact that the codefendant was a woman."
  • "I didn't know what to do, laughed Big Anthony, as he admitted being part of the hit team in 1993 that murdered Orena faction rival Joseph Scopo, whose brother, Ralph Jr., is a codefendant in the massive 39-defendant indictment."
  • "At the start of the trial, on Monday, a lawyer for Rémy Chardon, a codefendant in the trial who was Mr. Chirac's chief of staff at the time, submitted a constitutional claim to the court."