- A fast, witty comeback to an insult is an example of a rejoinder.
- The defendant's response to a plaintiff's motion to the court is an example of a rejoinder.
- an answer to a reply
- a reply; answer
- Law the defendant's answer to a plaintiff's replication
Origin of rejoinderLate Middle English rejoyner from Anglo-French substantive use of infinitive rejoindre: see rejoin
Origin of rejoinderMiddle English from Old French rejoindre to answer, rejoin ; see rejoin 1.
(third-person singular simple present rejoinders, present participle rejoindering, simple past and past participle rejoindered)
- (intransitive) To issue a rejoinder.
- To say as a rejoinder.
From Middle French rejoindre, with infinitive used as noun frequent in Law French.
rejoinder - Legal Definition