Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Lack of form or substance in a pleading. See 107 Mo. 1, 14 L. R. A. 846, 17 S. W. 646.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In equity pleading. The legal inadequacy of an answer in equity which does not fully and specifically reply to some one or more of the material allegations, charges or interrogatories set forth in the bill. White v. Joy, 13 N. Y. 89; Houghton v. Townsend, 8 How. Prae. (N. Y.) 446; Hill v. Fair Haven & W. It. Co., 75 Conn. 177, 52 Atl. 725.