meritorious defense

Definition of "meritorious defense"
  1. A form of defense used in civil litigation that argues for the dismissal of a default judgment against the defendant, backed by substantial evidence
How to use "meritorious defense" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued for a meritorious defense, citing the significant evidence that was not considered earlier.
  2. Relying on meritorious defense allowed the defendant to counter the default judgment against them.
  3. The court, considering the nature of the evidence presented, decided to accept the meritorious defense put forth by the defendant.

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