from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An answer, especially to a reply.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. defendant's answer to the replication.
- n. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty; especially an answer to a reply.
- v. To issue a rejoinder.
- v. To say as a rejoinder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
- n. The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication.
- intransitive v. To make a rejoinder.
from The 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.
- To make a reply.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English, from Old French rejoindre, to answer, rejoin; see rejoin1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French rejoindre, with infinitive used as noun frequent in Law French. (Wiktionary)