Defendant in German: Beklagte
Defendant in Dutch: Verweerder
Swedish, Danish, Frisian and Icelandic also have their own unique Germanic word for it, whilst English uses a French variant of it.
My question is, does English have an actual Anglic/Germanic word for "defendant"? Our sister languages do so, why not us?
I looked for synonyms of "defendant", and Google came up with "accused, prisoner at the bar; appellant, litigant, respondent; suspect, suspected person". Do they even have the same meaning as "defendant"? Also, they don't sound Germanic.