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Meaning of REJOINDER

Pronunciation:  ri'joyndur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication
  2. [n]  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

REJOINDER is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: comeback, counter, replication, retort, return, riposte
 See Also: back talk, backtalk, lip, mouth, pleading, reply, response, sass, sassing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. (Law) The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's
    Syn: Reply; answer; replication. See {Reply}.
  2. \Re*join"der\, v. i.
    To make a rejoinder. [Archaic]
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Opportunity for the side that opened the case to offer limited response to evidence presented during the rebuttal by the opposing side. (See rebut.)