|Part of Speech||(名) noun|
- A defendant's answer to the declaration made by the plaintiff in a civil action.
- On the plaintiff's application for summary judgment the master give the defendant unconditional leave to defend.
- A legal proceeding whereby money or property due a debtor but in the possession of another is applied to the payment of the debt owed to the plaintiff.
- Omission of a party, plaintiff, defendant, or cause of action that should have been included as a part of an action or a suit.
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