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default judgment

[difôlt′]
Etymology: L, defallere, to lack, judicare, to decide
(in law) a judgment rendered against a defendant as a result of the defendant's failure to appear in court or to answer the plaintiff's claim within the proper time.
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Filing a default judgment is the last step in finalising an uncontested divorce.
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