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What is COME

To present oneself; to appear in court. In modern practice, though such presence may be constructive only, the word Is still used to indicate participation in the proceedings. Thus, a pleading may begin, “Now comes the defendant,” etc. In case of a default, the technical language of the record is that the party “comes not, but makes default” Horner v. O’Laughlin, 29 Md. 472.

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