Plain"tiff, a. See
Plaintive. [Obs.] Prior.
Plain"tiff (?), n. [F. plaintif
making complaint, plaintive; in Old French equiv. to plaignant
complainant, prosecutor, fr. plaindre. See Plaint, and
cf. Plaintive.] (Law) One who commences a personal
action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights; --
opposed to defendant.