traverse
tra·verse 1 /'tra-ˌvərs, trə-'vərs/ n: a denial of a matter of fact alleged in the opposing party's pleadings; also: a pleading in which such a denial is made
tra·verse 2 /trə-'vərs, 'tra-ˌvərs/ vt [Anglo-French traverser, literally, to lay across, bar, impede, from Old French, from Late Latin transversare to cross, from Latin transversus lying across]: to deny (as an allegation of fact or an indictment) in a legal proceeding

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

traverse
I verb course, crisscross, cross, cross in opposition, cross in traveling, cut across, ford, go across, intersect, march, over pass, pass, pass from point to point, pass through, patrol, probe, survey carefully, tramp, travel over, trek II index answer (reply), balk, circumvent, collide (clash), contest, contradict, contravene, counteract, countervail, cross (disagree with), cross (intersect), demonstrate (protest), demur, deny (contradict), disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disavow, disobey, disown (deny the validity), disprove, dispute (contest), fight (counteract), gainsay, hinder, negate, oppugn, patrol, perambulate, prohibit, protest, refuse, refute, reject, repel (drive back), thwart

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


traverse
the formal denial of a fact alleged in the opposite party's pleading.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


traverse
n. A pleading in common law denying an allegation of fact in an adversary's pleading or contesting that the adversary lacked adequate knowledge to make such an allegation in the first place.
See also denial.
@ general traverse
A flat denial of all of the allegations in the pleadings of one's adversary.
@ special traverse
A denial of one alleged fact that is not absolute, but that seeks to explain it away or qualify it by virtue of special circumstances, such as an inducement that can be verified.
=>> traverse.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


traverse
In common-law pleading, a denial of the plaintiff's assertions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


traverse
In common-law pleading, a denial of the plaintiff's assertions.

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  • traverse — [ travɛrs ] n. f. • à traverseXII e; lat. pop. °traversa, fém. subst. de tra(ns)versus→ travers 1 ♦ Loc. adv. À LA TRAVERSE Vx De travers, de côté. ♢ (XIIIe) Vx ou littér. En travers, en faisant obstacle. Loc. prép. « Encore u …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Traverse — Trav erse, n. [F. traverse. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. Anything that traverses, or crosses. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traverse — Traverse. subst. fem. Piece de bois qu on met de travers, pour en assembler ou pour en affermir d autres. Il faudroit mettre là une traverse, des traverses. Traverse, Terme de fortification. Il se dit d Une tranchée qui se fait dans un fossé sec… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Traverse — (von französisch traverse ‚Querbalken‘) bezeichnet: einen Querbalken, Ausleger in der Technik ein Verbindungsstück zur Aufnahme von Kräften: Traverse (mechanischer Träger), einen mechanischen Träger Traverse (Veranstaltungstechnik), einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Traverse — Trav erse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traversing}.] [Cf. F. traverser. See {Traverse}, a.] 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. [1913 Webster] The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traversé — traversé, ée (tra vèr sé, sée) part. passé de traverser. 1°   Au travers de quoi on a passé. •   L océan, étonné de se voir traversé tant de fois, BOSSUET Reine d Anglet.. •   Le rocher traversé, se présente un abîme, LAMOTTE Fabl. IV, 13.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • traverse — [trə vʉrs′, trav′ərs; ] for n. [, ] adj. [, & ] adv. [, trav′ərs, trə vʉrs′] vt. traversed, traversing [ME traversen < OFr traverser < VL < * transversare < L transversus, pp. of transvertere, to turn across < trans , TRANS +… …   English World dictionary

  • Traverse — Trav erse, a. [OF. travers, L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn or direct across. See {Transverse}, and cf. {Travers}.] Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches. [1913 Webster] Oak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traverse — proprement, c est une sente ou rue qui destourne à Travers du droict et grand chemin, Via transuersa, Selon ce dit on, les postes estre assises en traverse, quand la Cour estant hors grand chemin, les postes laissent le droict de leur assiette,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • traversé — Traversé, [travers]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. On dit d Un cheval fort de dessous, & large de poitrail, qu Il est traversé, bien traversé. On dit aussi quelquefois, d Un homme, d un soldat qui est d une taille quarrée, & qui a …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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