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de·fault judg·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. default judgment, default judgement, judgment by default, judgement by defaultnoun

    a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)

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  1. Default judgment

    Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party. Most often, it is a judgment in favor of a plaintiff when the defendant has not responded to a summons or has failed to appear before a court of law. The failure to take action is the default. The default judgment is the relief requested in the party's original petition.Default can be compared to a forfeit victory in sports. In a civil trial involving damages, a default judgment will enter the amount of damages pleaded in the original complaint. If proof of damages is required, the court may schedule another hearing on that issue. A party can have a default judgment vacated, or set aside, by filing a motion, after the judgment is entered, by showing of a proper excuse.

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  1. default judgment

    A default judgment is a binding court decision or ruling that is in favor of the plaintiff because the defendant failed to take appropriate action or respond to the lawsuit in a stipulated time frame. It can occur in civil cases when a person fails to respond to a summons or does not appear in court to challenge a claim.

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  1. Default judgment

    Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party. Most often, it is a judgment in favor of a plaintiff when the defendant has not responded to a summons or has failed to appear before a court of law. The failure to take action is the default. The default judgment is the relief requested in the party's original petition. Default can be compared to a forfeit victory in sports. In a civil trial involving damages, a default judgment will enter the amount of damages pleaded in the original complaint. If proof of damages is required, the court may schedule another hearing on that issue. A party can have a default judgment vacated, or set aside, by filing a motion, after the judgment is entered, by showing of a proper excuse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of default judgment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of default judgment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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