from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The form by which either party, in pleading, accepts the issue tendered by his/her opponent; a joinder in issue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The technical name of the form by which either party, in pleading, accepts the issue tendered by his opponent; -- called sometimes a joinder in issue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In like manner: in law, the technical designation of the common-law form by which, when the pleading of one party, tendering an issue, demanded trial, the other accepted the issue by saying, “and the [defendant] doeth the like.”
Latin, in like manner. (Wiktionary)