Count Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Count, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Count?

It refers to the opening complain statement by the plaintiff in the lawsuit which declares that a course of action be taken for such declaration, is known as count. A plaintiffs complain may have more than two counts and it can lead to different set of action by the court. In a criminal case such counts are different offences that has been put forward by plaintiff.