the formal written statements of the parties in a civil action developing and ultimately defining the points at issue between them; they contain assertions of fact, which the parties propose to prove, and statements as to the remedies sought.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
pleadings n. Formal, written declaration in legal form of logical statements setting forth the facts of the plaintiff's allegations or the defendant's responses, and or the reasons why each party believes that she is in the right (that is, the grounds).@ amended pleadingOne submitted to the court later than the original pleadings, correcting or adding to them.@ defective pleadingOne that either in form or substance fails to meet minimum standards of sufficiency or accuracy.@ pleading in the alternativeOne in which there are two or more independent claims or defenses that are not necessarily consistent, such as negligently inflicting pain and suffering, and intentionally causing property damage.@ supplemental pleadingOne that asserts a claim or defense based on events that occurred after the original pleading was filed, or which corrects defects in the original pleadings.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
The written statements of fact and law filed by the parties to a lawsuit.
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pleadings — plead‧ings [ˈpliːdɪŋz] noun [plural] LAW the arguments used by lawyers and others involved in a case in a court of law: • Bankruptcy lawyers are wondering how they will handle the pleadings of the roughly 21,000 creditors in the case. * * *… … Financial and business terms
Pleadings — Plead ings, n. pl. (Law) The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Pleadings — (engl., spr. plī ), Rechtsverhandlungen, Streitschriften … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
pleadings — [plēd′iŋz] pl.n. the statements setting forth to the court the claims of the plaintiff and the answer of the defendant * * * … Universalium
pleadings — [plēd′iŋz] pl.n. the statements setting forth to the court the claims of the plaintiff and the answer of the defendant … English World dictionary
pleadings — The formal allegations by the parties to a lawsuit of their respective claims and defenses, with the intended purpose being to provide notice of what is to be expected at trial. Rules or Codes of Civil Procedure. Unlike the rigid technical system … Black's law dictionary
pleadings — pleadÂ·ing || plÉªËdÉªÅ‹ n. argument, argument; claim, suit adj. asking, requesting; begging, imploring; arguing, claiming; entreating … English contemporary dictionary
judgment on the pleadings — see judgment 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
motion for judgment on the pleadings — see motion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
default of pleadings — failure by either party to complete a step required of him in the prescribed time limits. So, where the plaintiff is required to serve a statement of claim on a defendant and fails to do so, the defendant, after the expiration of the period… … Law dictionary