nihil–dicit judgment
nihil–dicit judgment see judgment 1a

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

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  • Nihil dicit — is Latin for he says nothing ; a judgment for want of a plea. The name of a judgment which a judge may render against a defendant who failed to plead and failed to answer a plaintiff s declaration or complaint within the prescribed time limit.… …   Wikipedia

  • nihil dicit — ni·hil di·cit / nī əl dē sit, nī hil , nē hil , dī / n [Latin, he says nothing] 1: refusal or neglect by a defendant to plead or answer 2: a judgment rendered against a defendant who refuses or neglects to plead or answer Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — /nay(h)al disat/ day /. He says nothing. The name of the judgment which may be taken as of course against a defendant who omits to plead or answer the plaintiffs declaration or complaint within the time limited. In some jurisdictions it is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — /nay(h)al disat/ day /. He says nothing. The name of the judgment which may be taken as of course against a defendant who omits to plead or answer the plaintiffs declaration or complaint within the time limited. In some jurisdictions it is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • nihil dicit — ˈdīˌsit noun Etymology: Latin, he says nothing 1. : a refusal or neglect by the defendant to plead or answer 2. : a judgment rendered against a defendant charged with nihil dicit …   Useful english dictionary

  • nil dicit judgment — Judgment entered against defendant, in proceeding in which he is in court but has not filed an answer, is a nil dicit judgment ; all error of pleading being waived, court examines petition only to determine if it attempts to state cause of action …   Black's law dictionary

  • nil dicit judgment — Judgment entered against defendant, in proceeding in which he is in court but has not filed an answer, is a nil dicit judgment ; all error of pleading being waived, court examines petition only to determine if it attempts to state cause of action …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment by nil dicit — Same as judgment nihil dicit …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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