Nihil dicit
Nihil Ni"hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster]

{Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}.

{Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt.

{Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] (Law), a declinature by the defendant to plead or answer. --Tomlins. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Nihil dicit — is Latin for he says nothing ; a judgment for want of a plea. The name of a judgment which a judge may render against a defendant who failed to plead and failed to answer a plaintiff s declaration or complaint within the prescribed time limit.… …   Wikipedia

  • nihil dicit — ni·hil di·cit / nī əl dē sit, nī hil , nē hil , dī / n [Latin, he says nothing] 1: refusal or neglect by a defendant to plead or answer 2: a judgment rendered against a defendant who refuses or neglects to plead or answer Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — /nay(h)al disat/ day /. He says nothing. The name of the judgment which may be taken as of course against a defendant who omits to plead or answer the plaintiffs declaration or complaint within the time limited. In some jurisdictions it is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — /nay(h)al disat/ day /. He says nothing. The name of the judgment which may be taken as of course against a defendant who omits to plead or answer the plaintiffs declaration or complaint within the time limited. In some jurisdictions it is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — ˈdīˌsit noun Etymology: Latin, he says nothing 1. : a refusal or neglect by the defendant to plead or answer 2. : a judgment rendered against a defendant charged with nihil dicit …   Useful english dictionary

  • nihil dicit — He says nothing …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nihil–dicit judgment — see judgment 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Nihil — Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] (Law) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nihil album — Nihil Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nihil debet — Nihil Ni hil, n. [L.] Nothing. [1913 Webster] {Nihil album} [L., white nothing] (Chem.), oxide of zinc. See under {Zinc}. {Nihil debet} [L., he owes nothing] (Law), the general issue in certain actions of debt. {Nihil dicit} [L., he says nothing] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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