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The answer made by a defendant in the second stage of Common-Law Pleading that rebuts or denies the assertions made in the plaintiff's replication.

The rejoinder allows a defendant to present a more responsive and specific statement challenging the allegations made against him or her by the plaintiff.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

REJOINDER, pleadings. The name of the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication.
     2. The general requisites of a rejoinder are, 1. It must be triable. 2. It must not be double, nor will several rejoinders be allowed to the same declaration. 3. It must be certain. 4. It must be direct and positive, and not merely by way of recital or argumentative. 5. it must not be repugnant or insensible. 6. It must be conformable to, and not depart from the plea. Co. Litt. 304; 6 Com. Dig. 185 Archb. Civ. Pl. 278; U. S. Dig, Pleading, XIII.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The rejoinder said the JIT had misread the terms of the agreement and considered the amount of Rs1.22bn as an 'undue favour to the Zardari Group'.
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Meanwhile, General (R) Rasheed Qureshi, guarantor of Musharraf, also submitted his written rejoinder in which he stated that court had not imposed restriction on Pervez Musharraf's movement and had granted him exception after he appeared before the special court on March 31, 2013.
LAHORE -- The rejoinder tradition to throw shoe over eminent figures was practiced again in Pakistan when a journalist targeted the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif with a shoe here on Thursday.
The PM House rebuking the claim said, if needed, the persons being named were willing to file rejoinders.
Once all responses were in, Rabinowitz and Bancroft wrote a "rejoinder" to the responses, either individually or in aggregates, and so what you hold in your hands now is the completed whole--target essay, responses, and rejoinders.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Secretary Establishment Division submitted their rejoinders in the court, which has reserved its ruling.
VEHARI, January 16, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday reiterated that his statement on the Army chief and Director General, ISI rejoinders in the apex court row was not a blame game.
The sexually explicit material--most never before seen, even by scholars--include an apprentice electrician's description of Wilde giving him oral sex, a voluble Savoy Hotel chambermaid's claim that she saw a "rough" lad of about 14 in Wilde's bed, and the testimony of a 20-year-old named Fred Atkins, who states Wilde got him to curl his hair and took him to Paris as a "secretary" but quickly tossed aside any pretense and "made improper proposals." Most of the statements were not used at the trial, so any witty rejoinders from Wilde will have to be imagined.
For Bakhtin's point, in Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, the text she rites, is that in a "polyphonic" novel like The Brothers Karamazov, the discourse of a character - say, Ivan - is itself "deformed" by the incorporation of sideward glances at someone else's words, by imagined rejoinders from opponents, by public statement, hearsay, legal cliche, and so on.
Stephie's glib rejoinders were largely swallowed whole by groupies in the press.
Vehari, January 16, 2012 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday reiterated that his statement on the Army chief and Director General, ISI rejoinders in the apex court row was not a blame game.