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judgment in default

Syllabification: judg·ment in de·fault

Definition of judgment in default in English:

noun

Law
Judgment awarded to the plaintiff on the defendant’s failure to plead.
Example sentences
  • The third defendant did not serve a defence and judgment in default of defence was entered against him.
  • Mangan applied to the High Court for judgment in default of defence.
  • It follows that there is no way in which the retrospective application of the rule can found a basis for obtaining judgment in default.

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