judgement on the pleadings
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|Noun||1.||judgement on the pleadings - a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law|
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it