Definition of "cross-defendant"
  1. An individual or entity that a defendant brings charges against in response to the original lawsuit
How to use "cross-defendant" in a sentence
  1. John, the cross-defendant, was required to present his defense on the allegations made against him.
  2. The cross-defendant hired an attorney to respond to the unexpected lawsuit from his fellow defendant.
  3. Upon being named as the cross-defendant, she started collecting evidence to fight against the cross-claim.

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