Definition of respondeat ouster
: a judgment or order used upon denial of a dilatory plea to direct the party who made it to plead to the merits
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Origin and Etymology of respondeat ouster
Latin respondeat let him make answer (3d singular present subjunctive of respondēre to respond) + Anglo-French ouster, oustre further, beyond, alteration of Old French outre, from Latin ultra — more at ulterior
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