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Definition of "rejoinder" []

  • An answer, especially to a reply. (noun)
  • A reply or response to a question or remark, esp a quick witty one; retort (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (in pleading) the answer made by a defendant to the claimant's reply (noun)

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Use "rejoinder" in a sentence
  • "Your only rejoinder is ‘Federalism is good’, but does not attempt to address concerns where Federalism fails."
  • "Your rejoinder is that these judges could make far more doing other things."
  • "To our petition for admittance came a friendly rejoinder from the lady of the house, who was soon herself conducting us from room to room, explaining the various alterations effected in later years, and pointing out the parts that are still unchanged."