Definition of Pleadings

1. n. pl. The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.

Definition of Pleadings

1. Noun. (plural of pleading) ¹

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Definition of Pleadings

1. pleading [n] - See also: pleading

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleadings

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Literary usage of Pleadings

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The attention of the jury may be called to the abandonment of an issue stilted in the pleadings by first stating the original contentions, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Beyond that point, which was seldom reached, the pleadings had DO special names. The pleadings concluded with л joinder of issue. A copy of the pleadings ..."

3. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen (1898)
"Rejoinders and subsequent pleadings follow the forms of pleas and replications ... While pleadings have thus, in general, the formal commencements and ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"Pleadings are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant; which at present are set down and delivered into the proper office in writing, ..."

5. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy by Orlando Bump, Eugene Williams, United States (1898)
"COURTS AND PROCEDURE THEREIN. 292 § 18. PROCESS, Pleadings, AND ADJUDICATIONS.— a Upon service of the filing of a petition for involuntary bankruptcy, ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"All of the questions presented in this case arise upon the pleadings and the facts therein disclosed. It was an action of assumpsit, brought by the ..."

7. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, James Webster Eaton (1900)
"Process, Pleadings, and Adjudications.—a Upon the filing of a petition for involuntary bankruptcy, service thereof, with a writ of subpoena, shall be made ..."

8. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The attention of the jury may be called to the abandonment of an issue stilted in the pleadings by first stating the original contentions, ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Beyond that point, which was seldom reached, the pleadings had DO special names. The pleadings concluded with л joinder of issue. A copy of the pleadings ..."

10. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen (1898)
"Rejoinders and subsequent pleadings follow the forms of pleas and replications ... While pleadings have thus, in general, the formal commencements and ..."

11. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"Pleadings are the mutual altercations between the plaintiff and defendant; which at present are set down and delivered into the proper office in writing, ..."

12. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy by Orlando Bump, Eugene Williams, United States (1898)
"COURTS AND PROCEDURE THEREIN. 292 § 18. PROCESS, Pleadings, AND ADJUDICATIONS.— a Upon service of the filing of a petition for involuntary bankruptcy, ..."

13. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"All of the questions presented in this case arise upon the pleadings and the facts therein disclosed. It was an action of assumpsit, brought by the ..."

14. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, James Webster Eaton (1900)
"Process, Pleadings, and Adjudications.—a Upon the filing of a petition for involuntary bankruptcy, service thereof, with a writ of subpoena, shall be made ..."

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