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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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COMPLAINER, n. Sc. law: a plaintiff (Sc. 1782 J. Sinclair Ob. Sc. Dial. 216).Sc. 1909 Colville 72:
To bring a complaint into Court is to delate. . . . The parties are complainers.
Sc. 1998 Galloway News 27 Aug 4:
The court heard that Drennan had been in a relationship with the complainer for about 10 months and, although they had now finished, they had continued it for some time after the incidents which occurred when she had decided to leave his home.

[O.Sc. complainer, 1687, earlier complenar, 1515, id. (D.O.S.T.).]

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