default judgment

Definition of "default judgment"
  1. A decision given in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant does not challenge the case or fails to follow required legal procedures, such as not responding to the complaint on time or not appearing in court
How to use "default judgment" in a sentence
  1. A default judgment was ruled after the defendant failed to appear in court.
  2. The defendant was awarded a default judgment when the plaintiff did not respond to the lawsuit in time.
  3. After failing to follow the required legal steps, a default judgment was issued against her.

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