from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plaintiff's reply to a defendant's rebuttal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The plaintiff’s reply in pleading to a defendant’s rebuttal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The plaintiff's reply in common-law pleading to a defendant's rebutter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter


sur- + rebutter, on the pattern of surrejoinder (Wiktionary)



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