A plaintiff's written statement of his cause of action.

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  • condescendence — in Scottish civil procedure, that part of either a summons or an initial writ that sets out the fact founded on. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • condescendence — 1630s, from Fr. condescendance, from condescendre, from L. condescendere (see CONDESCEND (Cf. condescend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • condescendence — [kän΄disen′dəns] n. [ML condescentia] 1. condescension 2. Scot. a listing of particulars …   English World dictionary

  • condescendence — noun Date: 1638 condescension …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • condescendence — /kon deuh sen deuhns/, n. 1. condescension. 2. Scot. a list or specification of particulars. [1630 40; CONDESCEND + ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • condescendence — noun The act of condescending; voluntary descent from ones rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors, condescension. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • condescendence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior: condescension, patronization. See ATTITUDE, RESPECT, RISE …   English dictionary for students

  • condescendence — n. voluntary lowering of oneself; patronizing attitude or behavior, acting in a proud manner toward others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • condescendence — con·de·scend·ence …   English syllables

  • condescendence — con•de•scend•ence [[t]ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dəns[/t]] n. condescension • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

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