American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An answer, especially to a reply.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An answer to a reply; in general, an answer.
- n. In law, the fourth stage in the pleadings in an action at common law, being the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication. The next allegation of the plaintiff is called surrejoinder. Synonyms Reply, retort.
- To make a reply.
- n. law defendant's answer to the replication.
- n. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply.
- v. intransitive To issue a rejoinder.
- v. transitive To say as a rejoinder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
- n. (Law) The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication.
- v. Archaic To make a rejoinder.
- n. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
- n. (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication
- From Middle French rejoindre, with infinitive used as noun frequent in Law French. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French rejoindre, to answer, rejoin; see rejoin1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Your only rejoinder is ‘Federalism is good’, but does not attempt to address concerns where Federalism fails.”
“Your rejoinder is that these judges could make far more doing other things.”
“To our petition for admittance came a friendly rejoinder from the lady of the house, who was soon herself conducting us from room to room, explaining the various alterations effected in later years, and pointing out the parts that are still unchanged.”
“Then answered Haggai -- rather, "Then Haggai answered (in rejoinder to the priests 'answer) and said" [Maurer]. so is this people -- heretofore not in such an obedient state of mind as to deserve to be called My people (Tit 1: 15).”
“The remark, such as it was, called forth a rejoinder from the short comrade, who stated his belief that "they would be likely to find somethin 'there that day.”
“NR’s rejoinder is that debating on the Journal’s show doesn’t count.”
“The drug rejoinder is foolish because it’s based on a time dimension that doesn’t come into play in the music discussion; the enemies of traditional copyright for music in the digital age don’t concede the substantive rights of producers to be compensated for their work even for five minutes.”
“I’d been intrigued by the Paul Romer proposal to use taxpayer funds to set up new banks rather than muck around with the old ones, but I think Felix Salmon’s rejoinder is convincing.”
“Re “but I think Felix Salmon’s rejoinder is convincing.””
“You know, people tend to get mad if you call the Spurs boring – the standard rejoinder is that if you don’t like the Spurs you “don’t really love basketball”.”
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