plaintiff

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any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff affirmative pleading
principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's comp answer
(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff comparative negligence
(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based complaint
(law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately concurrent negligence
(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence contributory negligence
plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea counterplea
judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court) default judgement , default judgment , judgement by default , judgment by default
routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out execution , writ of execution
written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks libel
entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed nolle prosequi , nol pros
judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court) non pros , non prosequitur
(law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder rebuttal , rebutter
(law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication rejoinder
(law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer replication
(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter surrebuttal , surrebutter
(law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder surrejoinder
defendant unlawfully enters the land of the plaintiff trespass quare clausum fregit
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