statement of defense

Definition of statement of defense

: a defendant's first pleading on an issue of fact in the English High Court of Justice corresponding to the plea in common law and to the answer in equity or under the codes of civil procedure

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“Statement of defense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statement%20of%20defense. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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