• (America): IPA: /ɹɪd͡ʒˈɔ͡ɪndɚ/

rejoinder (plural rejoinders)

  1. (legal) The defendant's answer to the replication.
  2. A response that answers another response.
  3. A quick response that involves disagreement or is witty, especially an answer to a question.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 38
      "I'm starting to-morrow. This is perhaps the last time we shall ever meet."
      I made an appropriate rejoinder, and he smiled wanly.
  4. (US patent law) Re-insertion, typically after allowance of a patent application, of patent claims that had been withdrawn from examination under a restriction requirement.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: réplique
  • German: schlagfertige Erwiderung, schlagfertige Entgegnung, schlagfertige Bemerkung

rejoinder (rejoinders, present participle rejoindering; past and past participle rejoindered)

  1. (intransitive) To issue a rejoinder.
  2. (transitive) To say as a rejoinder.

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