Nihil dicit

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Nihil dicit is Latin for "he says nothing"; a judgment for want of a plea. The name of a judgment which a judge may render against a defendant who failed to plead and failed to answer a plaintiff's declaration or complaint within the prescribed time limit. The defendant failed to say why the court should not issue the judgment against him. The failure to say constitutes an admission of the justice of the cause of action against the defendant; it does so more strongly than a mere default.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Vide 15 Vin. Ab. 556; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. nothing why it should not.
  2. ^ Vide 15 Vin. Ab. 556; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.