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 for rejoinder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rejoinder \Re*join"der\ (-d?r), n. [From F. rejoindre, inf., to
     join again. See Rejoin.]
     1. An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Law) The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's
        replication.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Reply; answer; replication. See Reply.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rejoinder \Re*join"der\, v. i.
     To make a rejoinder. [Archaic]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rejoinder
      n 1: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty
           or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the
           teacher" [syn: rejoinder, retort, return, riposte,
           replication, comeback, counter]
      2: (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the
         plaintiff's replication

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "rejoinder":
     acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon, back answer,
     back talk, backchat, comeback, confutation, contraremonstrance,
     counteraccusation, counterblast, countercharge, counterclaim,
     counterreply, counterstatement, defense, echo, evasive reply,
     reaction, ready reply, rebuttal, rebutter, receipt, refutation,
     repartee, replication, reply, repost, rescript, rescription,
     respond, respondence, response, responsion, responsory, retort,
     return, reverberation, riposte, short answer, snappy comeback,
     surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder, witty reply, witty retort,
     yes-and-no answer
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REJOINDER, pleadings. The name of the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's 
  replication. 
       2. The general requisites of a rejoinder are, 1. It must be triable. 2. 
  It must not be double, nor will several rejoinders be allowed to the same 
  declaration. 3. It must be certain. 4. It must be direct and positive, and 
  not merely by way of recital or argumentative. 5. it must not be repugnant 
  or insensible. 6. It must be conformable to, and not depart from the plea. 
  Co. Litt. 304; 6 Com. Dig. 185 Archb. Civ. Pl. 278; U. S. Dig, Pleading, 
  XIII. 
  
  

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