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PLAINTIFF

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 707 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLAINTIFF, one who brings a " plaint " (Low Lat. plancta plangere, beat the breast, lament), the name, in law, of the party who brings an action against another, who is called the Authentic Modes. i, Dorian, *D, E, , G, A, B, C, D. 3. Phrygian, *E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E. g. Lydian, * F, G, A, B. C, D, E, F. 7. Mixolydian, *G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. C. Aeolian, *A, 13, C, D, E, F, G, A. r s. Locrian, *B2, D, E, F, C, A, B. 13. Ionian, *C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. " defendant." In suits for divorce the party bringing the suit is styled the " petitioner," the party against whom it is brought the " respondent."
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