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REJOINDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rejoinder mean? 

REJOINDER (noun)
  The noun REJOINDER has 2 senses:

1. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
2. (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

  Familiarity information: REJOINDER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REJOINDER (noun)


Sense 1rejoinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

comeback; rejoinder; retort; riposte; replication; counter; return

Context example:

it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Hypernyms ("rejoinder" is a kind of...):

reply; response (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rejoinder"):

back talk; backtalk; lip; mouth; sass; sassing (an impudent or insolent rejoinder)


Sense 2rejoinder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("rejoinder" is a kind of...):

pleading ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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