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rejoinder

[ ri-join-der ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪn dər /
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noun

an answer to a reply; response.
Law. a defendant's answer to a plaintiff's replication.

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Origin of rejoinder

1475–85; <Middle French rejoindre (noun use of infinitive); see rejoin2

synonym study for rejoinder

1. See answer.

OTHER WORDS FROM rejoinder

non·re·join·der, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoinder

rejoinder
/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪndə) /

noun

a reply or response to a question or remark, esp a quick witty one; retort
law (in pleading) the answer made by a defendant to the claimant's reply

Word Origin for rejoinder

C15: from Old French rejoindre to rejoin ²
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