exigent | eksd()nt, ez- | n.1 obs. exc. Hist. Also -end. ME. [AN exigende f. med.L exigenda neut. pl. of gerundive of L exigere: see EXACT a. & adv.] Law. A writ instructing a sheriff to summon a defendant to appear and answer the plaintiff, or else be declared an outlaw.
plaintiff | plentf | n. LME. [Law Fr. plaintif use as n. of (O)Fr. plaintif: see PLAINTIVE a.] Law. A person or body suing a defendant in a court of law. Formerly also gen., a person who complains, a complainer.