rejoinder


rejoinder
re·join·der /ri-'jȯin-dər/ n [Anglo-French, from rejoindre rejoinder to make rejoinder, literally, to join again, meet, from Old French, from re- again + joindre to join]: an answer to a reply; specif: the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's reply or replication under common-law pleading

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

rejoinder
I noun answer, counteraccusation, counterargument, countercharge, counterstatement, defense, plea in rebuttal, reply, response, retort II index answer (judicial response), answer (reply), confutation, contradiction, counterargument, counterclaim, reaction (response), reply, response

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


rejoinder
n.
A reply or response; an answer made by a defendant to a plaintiff’s rebuttal.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


rejoinder
n. A pleading in common law, made by the defendant to answer a replication by the plaintiff.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


rejoinder
The answer made by a defendant in the second stage of common-law pleading that rebuts or denies the assertions made in the plaintiff's replication.

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


rejoinder
I
The answer made by a defendant in the second stage of common-law pleading that rebuts or denies the assertions made in the plaintiff's replication.
II Opportunity for the side that opened the case to offer limited response to evidence presented during the rebuttal by the opposing side. (See rebut.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Synonyms:
(to a reply),


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  • Rejoinder — Re*join der, v. i. To make a rejoinder. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rejoinder — Re*join der ( d?r), n. [From F. rejoindre, inf., to join again. See {Rejoin}.] 1. An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The defendant s answer to the plaintiff s replication. [1913 Webster] Syn: Reply;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoinder — mid 15c., from M.Fr. rejoindre (see REJOIN (Cf. rejoin) (2)). Originally defendant s answer to the replication …   Etymology dictionary

  • rejoinder — answer, response, reply, retort (see under ANSWER vb 1) Analogous words: returning or return, reverting or reversion (see under RETURN vb): *retaliation, reprisal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rejoinder — [n] answer, reply comeback, confutation, counteraccusation, counterargument, countercharge, counterclaim, counterstatement, defense, rebuttal, repartee, response, retort, return, wisecrack; concepts 274,278 …   New thesaurus

  • rejoinder — ► NOUN 1) a sharp or witty reply. 2) Law, dated a defendant s answer to the plaintiff s reply …   English terms dictionary

  • rejoinder — [ri join′dər] n. [LME rejoyner < Anglo Fr substantive use of inf. rejoindre: see REJOIN2] 1. a) an answer to a reply b) a reply; answer 2. Law the defendant s answer to a plaintiff s replication …   English World dictionary

  • rejoinder — n. 1) a sharp; telling rejoinder 2) a rejoinder to * * * [rɪ dʒɔɪndə] telling rejoinder a sharp a rejoinder to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rejoinder — noun Etymology: Middle English rejoiner, from Anglo French rejoinder, from rejoinder, verb Date: 15th century 1. the defendant s answer to the plaintiff s replication 2. reply; specifically an answer to a reply Synonyms: see answer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rejoinder — 1. noun A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply. 2. verb a) To issue a rejoinder. b) To say as a rejoinder …   Wiktionary


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