responsive pleading
responsive pleading see pleading 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

responsive pleading
n.
A pleading that responds to a prior pleading by the opposing party, such as an answer to a complaint.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


responsive pleading
See: answer
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


responsive pleading
A formal declaration by a party in reply to a prior declaration by an opponent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


responsive pleading
A formal declaration by a party in reply to a prior declaration by an opponent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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