Pleadings
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 to rest on some single point. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 — plead·ing || plɪːdɪŋ n. argument, argument; claim, suit adj. asking, requesting; begging, imploring; arguing, claiming; entreating …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • 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

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