In its general sense, a reply is what the plaintiff, petitioner, or other person who has instituted a proceeding says In answer to the defendant’s case. Sweet. On trial or argument. When a case is tried or argued in court, the speech or argu- ment of the plaintiff in answer to that of the defendant is called his “reply.” Under the practice of the chancery and common-law courts, to reply is to file or de- liver a replication, (
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