reargument

noun re·ar·gu·ment \ (ˌ)rē-ˈär-gyə-mənt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reargument

plural rearguments
law
: a new or repeated argument; especially : presentation of new or additional arguments to a court on a matter of law or fact which a petitioner claims was overlooked or misunderstood by the court
  • Doubts aroused by the dissents led the Court to put the case down for reargument the next term.
  • —Anthony Lewis
  • The Justices postponed some of the court's docket and even ordered rearguments on some cases they did hear.
  • —Richard Lacayo

First Known Use of reargument

1795

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reargument

noun re·ar·gu·ment \ ˌrē-ˈär-gyə-mənt \

legal Definition of reargument

: new or repeated argument; especially : presentation of new or additional arguments to a court on a matter of law or fact which a petitioner claims was overlooked or misunderstood by the court
Note: Reargument requires the granting of a motion, which must be filed within a specified period after entry of the court's judgment.

reargue

\-ˈär-ˌgyü\ transitive verb

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