What does the word plaintiff mean?

Usage examples for plaintiff

  1. The plaintiff and the defendant are called the parties to the action. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  2. Off goes the rogue, and leaves me in despair, Tied to the altar, with the knife in air: When, by rare chance, the plaintiff in the suit Knocks up against us: " Whither now, you brute?" – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.