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judgment by default


Definitions from WordNet

Noun judgment 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

Definitions from the Web

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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