What is REJOINING GRATIS?

Rejoining voluntarily, or without being required to do so by a rule to rejoin. When a defendant was under terms to rejoin gratis, he had to deliver a rejoinder, without putting the plaintiff to the necessity and expense of obtaining a rule to rejoin. 10 Mees. & W. 12; Lush, Pr. 396; Brown. Relatio est fictio juris et intenta ad unum. Relation is a fiction of law, and intended for one thing. 3 Coke, 28. Relatio semper flat ut valeat dispo- sitio. Reference should always be had in such a manner that a disposition in a will may avail. 6 Coke, 76.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of REJOINING GRATIS helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary