judgment on the pleadings
judgment on the pleadings see judgment 1a

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

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  • judgment on the pleadings — noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law • Syn: ↑summary judgment, ↑summary judgement, ↑judgement on the pleadings •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • judgment on the pleadings — A judgment rendered on motion:–in favor of the defendant for failure of the plaintiff to state a good cause of action in his complaint declaration, or petition; in favor of the plaintiff where the defendant fails to state in his answer a defense… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • motion for judgment on the pleadings — see motion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • judgment on the facts — noun act of judgment, adjudication, authoritative decision, decision, deliberative determination, determination, disposition, final judgment, findings, holding, irrevocable decision, judicature, judicial decision, opinion, pronouncement,… …   Law dictionary

  • judgement on the pleadings — noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law • Syn: ↑summary judgment, ↑summary judgement, ↑judgment on the pleadings •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the pleadings — adj. Said of a judgment found after reading or hearing the complaint and the answer, and without waiting to hear or evaluate the evidence or the attorneys arguments. See also summary judgment. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild …   Law dictionary

  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — noun 1. an opinion formed by judging something (Freq. 19) he was reluctant to make his judgment known she changed her mind • Syn: ↑judgement, ↑mind • Derivationally related forms: ↑judgmental …   Useful english dictionary

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