reply

(redirected from replied)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Reply

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

In most states and in the federal courts, a reply is permitted only when the defendant has specifically made a properly labeled counter-claim or when the court orders the plaintiff to file a formal response to an answer.

reply

noun answer, counterstatement, reaction, reciprocation, rejoinder, remonstrance, replication, response, responsio, responsum, retort, return, surrebuttal
Associated concepts: reply brief, sham reply
Foreign phrases: Ambigua responsio contra proferentem est accipienda.An ambiguous answer is to be taken against him who offers it.

reply

verb acknowledge, answer, come back at, confute, counter, make rejoinder, parry, react, rebut, refute, rejoin, respondere, retort, return, riposte, surrebut, surrejoin
Associated concepts: reply to a counterclaim, reply to new matter contained in an answer
See also: acceptance, acknowledge, acknowledgment, answer, communicate, confutation, correspond, counterargument, countercharge, plea, pleading, reaction, rebut, rejoinder, respond, response, retort, return

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Joe Benton, the MP for Bootle, replied to 23% of enquiries, while Garston and Halewood's Maria Eagle - Angela Eagle's twin sister - responded to 28%.
IN a letter to you published on April 11, I complained that Coun Kevin Foster hadn't replied to a letter I sent to him about the state of grass verges in Cheylesmore.
I had addressed a question to Malaiyya in the last monsoon session, to which his department replied in huge bundles last week," said deputy leader of the Congress legislature party, Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi.
David Stephenson and Dave Dormand were the other Village marksmen, while Barry Proud and Dave McClusky (2) replied.
4% replied, "for communications with family and friends," followed by "for specific purposes" (10.
When asked, why, he replied that the penalties would lower his taxes.
I thought that was a great idea until I ran into this problem: One of my e-mail recipients replied to my message, but instead of clicking on Reply, she clicked on Reply to All.
The replies: cooking recipes, 14 percent; data on restaurants and eating out, 13 percent; hair styles and fashions, l0 percent; cinema and concerts, 9 percent; information on job-hunting, 8 percent; photos of celebrities, 5 percent; data on real estate and housing, 3 percent; and the largest group, 30 percent, which with the honesty of a choirboy replied, "nothing in particular.
Not unless he has a lot of good insurance," replied Ross, as chuckles came from the bench.
No, I don't think he's behind me,'' Lewinsky replied.