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"The People of the Estate of colorado, Plaintiff" for a municipal court

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How do you translate "Plaintiff" "Defendant" when used in the context of a municipal court

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updated MAY 24, 2010
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In essence, a "Plaintiff" complains and a "Defendant" is complained about and (guess what) defends himself.

No doubt our legal members will have longer explanations.

My dictionary calls them the "demandante" and "acusado" respectively.

updated MAY 24, 2010
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In a criminal case the Plaintiff is "fiscal/procurador" and the Defendant is "acusado."

In a civil case the Plaintiff is "demandante" and the Defendant is "demandado."

updated MAY 24, 2010
posted by --Mariana--
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