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Webster

English Word:

rejoinder


English Pronunciation:

re•join•der


Noun:


⇨Etymology

From (French) rejoindre, infinitive, to join again. See Rejoin.


⇨Definition

(-dr),



Noun:


⇨Definition

1. An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.

2. (Law) The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication.



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Definition

To make a rejoinder. [Archaic]



Synonyms:

reply


See Reply.


ansswer


replication


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Wiktionary

Etymology:

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


Noun:

rejoinder (plural rejoinders) (law) defendant's answer to the replication. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply. 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 38 "I'm starting to-morrow. This is perhaps the last time we shall ever meet." I made an appropriate rejoinder, and he smiled wanly.


Verb:

rejoinder (third-person singular simple present rejoinders, present participle rejoindering, simple past and past participle rejoindered) (intransitive) To issue a rejoinder. (transitive) To say as a rejoinder.


Reference:

rejoinder

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