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Judgment by Default
Noun - Legal Sense 1: A judgment entered by a court against a party who fails to appear in court or otherwise respond to a lawsuit within the prescribed time.
Example Sentence: The plaintiff was granted judgment by default when the defendant failed to file a response to the complaint.
Noun - Legal Sense 2: A judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant fails to contest the case in court.
Example Sentence: The court ruled in a judgment by default since the defendant did not show up to challenge the allegations.
Noun - General Sense: The act of making a decision or forming an opinion when no other alternatives or perspectives are presented.
Example Sentence: Be careful not to pass judgment by default without considering all the facts of the matter.
Adjective: Describing a situation where a judgment or decision is made due to the absence of opposing viewpoints.
Example Sentence: The board's judgment by default led to regrettable consequences since alternative proposals were not considered.
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