reply


reply
re·ply n: a plaintiff's or complainant's response to a plea, allegation, or counterclaim in the defendant's answer

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

reply
I noun answer, counterstatement, reaction, rebuttal, reciprocation, rejoinder, remonstrance, replication, response, responsio, responsum, retort, return, surrebuttal associated concepts: reply brief, sham reply, surreply foreign phrases:
- Amblgua responsio contra proferentem est acdpienda. — An ambiguous answer is to be taken against him who offers it.
II verb acknowledge, answer, come back at, confute, counter, make rejoinder, parry, react, rebut, refute, rejoin, respond, respondere, retort, return, riposte, surrebut, surrejoin associated concepts: reply to a counterclaim, reply to new matter contained in an answer, surreply III index acknowledge (respond), acknowledgment (acceptance), answer (respond legally), confutation, correspond (communicate), counterargument, countercharge, plea, pleading, reaction (response), rebut, rejoinder, respond, response, retort, return (respond)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reply
n.
An answer or response; in pleading, a plaintiff’s response to a counterclaim raised in the defendant’s answer.
v.
To answer or respond.

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


reply
1. a speech by counsel for the plaintiff in a civil case, or for the prosecution in a criminal case, in answer to the points raised by the defence.
2. a pleading served by the plaintiff in a civil action in answer to the defence. Where there is a counterclaim it is often contained in the same document.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


reply
1 n. A plaintiff's response to a defendant's answer or counterclaim in a civil case; a plaintiff's response (with the court's permission) to a charge from a third party; in common law, the answer of the plaintiff to the answer or pleading of the defendant; the reply may be followed by a rejoinder by the defendant.
2 v. the act of responding to a pleading of an opposing party.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


reply
The pleading in which a plaintiff responds to the defendant's demand for relief asserted in a set-off or counterclaim.

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


reply
I
The pleading in which a plaintiff responds to the defendant's demand for relief asserted in a set-off or counterclaim.
II The response by a party to charges raised in a pleading by the other party.

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

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  • Reply — Re*ply , n.; pl. {Replies} ( pl?z ). [See {Reply}, v. i., and cf. {Replica}.] That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response. [1913 Webster] Syn: Answer; rejoinder; response.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reply — Re*ply (r? pl? ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Replied} ( pl?d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replying}.] [OE. replien, OF. replier, F. r[ e]pliquer, fr. L. replicare to fold back, make a reply; pref. re re + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Replica}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reply — late 14c., from O.Fr. replier to reply, turn back, from L. replicare to reply, repeat, lit. fold back, from re back, again + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply)). The noun is first recorded 1550s. Mod.Fr. répliquer is directly from Late Latin …   Etymology dictionary

  • reply — [ri plī′] vi. replied, replying [ME replyen < OFr replier < L replicare, to fold back, make a reply < re , back + plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. to answer, or respond, in speech or writing 2. to respond by some action [to reply to the… …   English World dictionary

  • Reply — Re*ply , v. t. To return for an answer. Milton. [1913 Webster] Lords, vouchsafe To give me hearing what I shall reply. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reply — vb *answer, respond, rejoin, retort Contrasted words: *ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire, catechize, examine: *accuse, charge, impeach, indict: salute, greet, *address reply n answer, response, rejoinder, retort (see under …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reply — [n] answer acknowledgment, antiphon, back talk*, comeback, counter, echo, feedback, knee jerk reaction*, lip*, reaction, reciprocation, rejoinder, respond, response, retaliation, retort, return, riposte, sass*, snappy comeback*, vibes*,… …   New thesaurus

  • reply — ► VERB (replies, replied) 1) say or write something in response to something said or written. 2) respond with a similar action: they replied to the shelling with a mortar attack. ► NOUN (pl. replies) 1) the action of replying. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …   Collocations dictionary

  • reply — ▪ I. reply re‧ply 1 [rɪˈplaɪ] verb replied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive] to answer someone, in writing or in speech: reply that • Asked about the bank s operations, the chairman replied that the record speaks for itself. reply to… …   Financial and business terms


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