judgment by default

Definition of "judgment by default"
  1. A legal ruling that is made in favor of one party due to the opposing party's absence from the proceedings or failure to respond
How to use "judgment by default" in a sentence
  1. The court granted a judgment by default after the defendant failed to show up to court.
  2. Despite repeated notifications, the defendant did not respond, so a judgment by default was issued.
  3. In cases where the defendant is absent, a judgment by default may be given.

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