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  • 41dilatory plea — Any plea belonging to a class which tends to delay a trial of the case on the merits; such as a plea in abatement or a plea in bar. Parks v McClellan, 44 NJL 552, 557. See dilatory defenses …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 42dilatory plea — noun a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such defenses are usually raised in the defendant s answer) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence •… …

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  • 43dilatory defense — noun or dilatory plea : a defense or plea which is intended to defeat the pending action or proceeding without involving any decision on the merits of the case …

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  • 44dilatory exceptions — Such as do not tend to defeat the action, but only to retard its progress …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 45dilatory pleas — A class of defenses at common law, founded on some matter of fact not connected with the merits of the case, but such as might exist without impeaching the right of action itself. They were either pleas to the jurisdiction, showing that, by… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 46dilatory exceptions — Such as do not tend to defeat the action, but only to retard its progress …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 47dilatory pleas — A class of defenses at common law, founded on some matter of fact not connected with the merits of the case, but such as might exist without impeaching the right of action itself. They were either pleas to the jurisdiction, showing that, by… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 48dilatory defenses — Defenses which delay the action without destroying the cause or right of action; defenses pleaded in abatement. 41 Am J1st Pl § 115 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 49dilatory motion — A motion made for delay. 37 Am J1st Motions § 3 …

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  • 50dilatory motion — noun : a motion made for the purpose of evading or superseding a question before a legislative body …

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  • 51be dilatory — index defer (put off), delay, hesitate, hold up (delay), procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 52dilatoriness — dilatory ► ADJECTIVE 1) slow to act. 2) intended to cause delay. DERIVATIVES dilatoriness noun. ORIGIN Latin dilatorius, from dilator delayer …

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  • 53slow — adj 1 *stupid, dull, dense, crass, dumb 2 Slow, dilatory, laggard, deliberate, leisurely can apply to persons, their movements, or their actions, and mean taking a longer time than is necessary, usual, or sometimes, desirable. Slow (see also… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 54plea — In common law pleading (now obsolete with adoption of Rules of Civil Procedure) a pleading; any one in the series of pleadings. More particularly, the first pleading on the part of the defendant. In the strictest sense, the answer which the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 55bashful Billy — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 56Nycticebus tardigradus — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 57Slow — (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf. {Sloe}, and… …

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  • 58Slow coach — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 59Slow lemur — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 60Slow loris — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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