rejoinder

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Rejoinder — Re*join der, v. i. To make a rejoinder. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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 …

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

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 rejoinder — UK [rɪˈdʒɔɪndə(r)] / US [rɪˈdʒɔɪndər] noun [countable] Word forms rejoinder : singular rejoinder plural rejoinders formal a quick reply, especially one that is clever or rude …

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  • 13 rejoinder — re|join|der [rıˈdʒɔındə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: rejoindre; REJOIN2] formal a reply, especially a rude one ▪ He tried to think of a snappy rejoinder …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 rejoinder — [[t]rɪʤɔ͟ɪndə(r)[/t]] rejoinders N COUNT A rejoinder is a reply, especially a quick, witty, or critical one, to a question or remark. [FORMAL] Syn: retort …

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  • 15 rejoinder n — I ve gone back to my wife, was Tom s rejoinder …

    English expressions

  • 16 rejoinder — noun (C) formal a reply, especially a rude one: A smart rejoinder only occurred to me later …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 rejoinder — noun what serious rejoinder could I possibly offer when you make such a ludicrous accusation? Syn: answer, reply, response, retort, riposte, counter; informal comeback …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 rejoinder — In common law pleading, the second pleading on the part of the defendant, being his answer to the plaintiffs replication. Rejoinder occurs during the trial stage where the defendant answers the plaintiffs rebuttal …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 rejoinder — n. 1 what is said in reply. 2 a retort. 3 Law a reply by rejoining. Etymology: AF rejoinder (unrecorded: as REJOIN(2)) …

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  • 20 rejoinder — /ri joyn deuhr/, n. 1. an answer to a reply; response. 2. Law. a defendant s answer to a plaintiff s replication. [1475 85; < MF rejoindre (n. use of inf.); see REJOIN2] Syn. 1. reply, riposte. See answer. * * * …

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