judgement by default


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Noun1.judgement by default - 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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Judgement by default was obtained against Jean Scott and Mr Justice Coghlin assessed compensation at pounds 15,000.