• WordNet 3.6
    • n codefendant a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Codefendant A joint defendant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n codefendant A joint defendant (in some action or suit).
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In literature:

When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a codefendant.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
When publicly censured our first instinct is to make everybody a codefendant.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

Codefendant implicates three pals in 2009 murder of Memphis college student.
A codefendant of a decorated firefighter arrested for stealing pleaded guilty Monday to a theft charge in Claiborne County and was placed on judicial diversion for two years.
Codefendant testifies against friend in Bay County murder case.
Criminal Law – Evidence – Codefendant's Exculpatory Statements.
McGee codefendant cops plea, agrees to testify.
Killer cop's codefendant sues feds for records.
A woman serving life in prison for the 1994 contract killing of her husband has been granted a hearing on claims by a codefendant that she was forced to cooperate in the scheme that included $100,000 in life insurance.
An Oak Bluffs man was sentenced to four years of probation, and ordered along with his codefendant to pay full restitution, after pleading guilty Monday for his part in the 2011 theft of $85,000 from an elderly Oak Bluffs man.
Where a judgment has been entered in Superior Court in favor of the defendant law firm and codefendant attorney, the judgment should be affirmed on the grounds of issue preclusion and improper venue.