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judgement by default


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Noun judgement by default has 1 sense
  1. default judgment, default judgement, judgment by default, judgement by default - a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    --1 is a kind of judgment, judgement, judicial decision

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Term: Judgement by Default

Definition: Judgement by Default is a legal term that refers to a decision made in a lawsuit when one party fails to respond or appear in court. The court then grants a judgement in favor of the opposing party.

Sense 1 (Legal): In a legal context, judgement by default occurs when a party, either the plaintiff or defendant, fails to respond to a lawsuit within the allotted time frame. As a result, the court may enter a judgement in favor of the other party.

Example Sentence: The defendant was found guilty by judgement of default as he failed to appear in court on the scheduled hearing date.

Sense 2 (Common): In a more common usage, judgement by default refers to forming an opinion or making a decision without having all the necessary information or facts.

Example Sentence: It's unfair to judge someone by default without understanding their circumstances and the challenges they face.

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