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- n. Alternative spelling of libelee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The party against whom a libel has been filed; -- corresponding to defendant in a common law action.
- n. The defendant in an action of libel.
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In all libels for divorce where the cause alleged is adultery, and where the adverse party does not appear, or is defaulted, the person alleged to be particeps criminis with the libellee may, in the discretion of the court, be allowed to appear and contest the libel.
Except as hereinafter provided, libels for divorce shall be filed, heard and determined in the superior court held for the county where one of the parties lives, except that, if the libellant has left the county where the parties lived together and the libellee still lives therein, the libel shall be heard and determined in the court held for that county.
If the libellee does not appear and the court considers the notice defective or insufficient, it may order further notice.
In all libels for divorce where the cause alleged is adultery, the person alleged to be par - tice] is criminis with the libellee may appear and contest the libel.