reargument

noun
re·​ar·​gu·​ment | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈär-gyə-mənt How to pronounce reargument (audio) \
plural rearguments

Definition of reargument

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reargument was in 1795

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“Reargument.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reargument. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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.

Other Words from reargument

reargue \ -​ˈär-​ˌgyü \ transitive verb

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