default judgment

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default judgment UK US (also default judgement) noun [C or U]
LAW a decision by a court of law against someone who does not appear in court or fails to do something else that they should do: »

The record company won by default judgment after the other party failed to respond.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • default judgment — see judgment 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. default judgment …   Law dictionary

  • Default judgment — Civil procedure in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Doctrines of civil procedure Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction Removal jurisdiction Venue Change of venue …   Wikipedia

  • Default Judgment — A binding judgment issued by a court in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant fails to respond to a court summons or fails to appear in court. If damages were included in the complaint, the default judgment will take those into consideration… …   Investment dictionary

  • default-judgment — Judgment entered against a party who has failed to defend against a claim that has been brought by another party. Under Rules of Civil Procedure, when a party against whom a judgment for affirmative relief is sought has failed to plead (i.e.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • default judgment — noun a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court) • Syn: ↑default judgement, ↑judgment by default, ↑judgement by default • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • default judgment — A judgment rendered upon an omission by the defendant to take a necessary step in the action within the proper time, for example, a failure to appear or a failure to plead, such omission being a default entitling the plaintiff to have judgment… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • default — de·fault /di fȯlt, dē ˌfȯlt/ n [Anglo French defalte defaute lack, fault, failure to answer a summons, from defaillir to be lacking, fail, from de , intensive prefix + faillir to fail] 1: failure to do something required by duty (as under a… …   Law dictionary

  • judgment by default — see judgment 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. judgment by default …   Law dictionary

  • judgment by default — UK US (UK also judgement by default) noun [C or U] LAW ► DEFAULT JUDGMENT(Cf. ↑default judgment) …   Financial and business terms

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