To which, so far as I can tell, the supporters of Chavez rejoinder thusly: the poor loved him.
But it is also a rejoinder to the view, which I expressed, that ethical norms are paramount.
mid-15c., from Middle French noun use of rejoindre (see rejoin (v.2)). Originally "defendant's answer to the replication" (the fourth stage in the pleadings in an action at common law). For noun use of infinitive in French law terms, cf. waiver.