Filed Under: Civil Litigation

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


The process of a formal exchange of written documentation between the litigants defining the contested issues of fact, and, to a lesser extent, law, giving rise to the dispute between the parties.


Statements in writing given by each party in a legal case to his or her opponent, stating the facts relied on to support her case and giving all details her opponent needs to know in order to prepare the case in answer.

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