Rejoinder \Re*join"der\, v. i. To make a rejoinder. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(to a reply),

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  • rejoinder — re·join·der /ri jȯin dər/ n [Anglo French, from rejoindre rejoinder to make rejoinder, literally, to join again, meet, from Old French, from re again + joindre to join]: an answer to a reply; specif: the defendant s answer to the plaintiff s… …   Law dictionary

  • Rejoinder — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The defendant s answer to the plaintiff s replication. [1913 Webster] Syn: Reply;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoinder — mid 15c., from M.Fr. rejoindre (see REJOIN (Cf. rejoin) (2)). Originally defendant s answer to the replication …   Etymology dictionary

  • rejoinder — answer, response, reply, retort (see under ANSWER vb 1) Analogous words: returning or return, reverting or reversion (see under RETURN vb): *retaliation, reprisal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rejoinder — [n] answer, reply comeback, confutation, counteraccusation, counterargument, countercharge, counterclaim, counterstatement, defense, rebuttal, repartee, response, retort, return, wisecrack; concepts 274,278 …   New thesaurus

  • rejoinder — ► NOUN 1) a sharp or witty reply. 2) Law, dated a defendant s answer to the plaintiff s reply …   English terms dictionary

  • rejoinder — [ri join′dər] n. [LME rejoyner < Anglo Fr substantive use of inf. rejoindre: see REJOIN2] 1. a) an answer to a reply b) a reply; answer 2. Law the defendant s answer to a plaintiff s replication …   English World dictionary

  • rejoinder — n. 1) a sharp; telling rejoinder 2) a rejoinder to * * * [rɪ dʒɔɪndə] telling rejoinder a sharp a rejoinder to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rejoinder — noun Etymology: Middle English rejoiner, from Anglo French rejoinder, from rejoinder, verb Date: 15th century 1. the defendant s answer to the plaintiff s replication 2. reply; specifically an answer to a reply Synonyms: see answer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rejoinder — 1. noun A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply. 2. verb a) To issue a rejoinder. b) To say as a rejoinder …   Wiktionary

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