rejoinder

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French rejoindre, with infinitive used as noun frequent in Law French.

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rejoinder (plural rejoinders)

  1. (law) The defendant's answer to the replication.
  2. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty, especially an answer to a question.
  3. (US patent law) Re-insertion, typically after allowance of a patent application, of patent claims that had been withdrawn from examination under a restriction requirement.

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Verb[edit]

rejoinder (third-person singular simple present rejoinders, present participle rejoindering, simple past and past participle rejoindered)

  1. (intransitive) To issue a rejoinder.
  2. (transitive) To say as a rejoinder.