default judgement

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Noun1.default judgement - a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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We will ask for whatever settlement we ask for and we'll get a default judgement.
One of the issues which is quite perturbing is that the banking institution will obtain a default judgement on the mortgage bond and in terms of the contract.
Melbourne, December 13 (ANI): Facebook has apparently started to leave its impact on judicial systems also, with the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory ruling that a default judgement can be served on defendants by notification on the social networking website.
LONDON, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vice President of Zimbabwe, Joyce Mujuru, and her husband Solomon Mujuru (ex head of the Zimbabwean Armed forces and reputed "King Maker") are due in Court on Wednesday (14th March) in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, where illegally evicted farmer Guy Watson-Smith sues for a default judgement against Zimbabwe's "second family" for the illegal seizure of their moveable assets when they were forced to leave Alamein Farm a in 2001.
and if you miss the time, a default judgement is entered.