reply brief

Definition of "reply brief"
  1. A written legal argument submitted by the respondent, the winner at the trial court, in response to the opening brief of the appellant, the loser at trial who is appealing to a higher court
How to use "reply brief" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney spent long hours preparing the reply brief for the appeal case.
  2. The reply brief submitted by the respondent was brief but compelling.
  3. In response to the appellant's opening brief, the respondent gave a detailed reply brief.

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