A costly mistake made by a lawyer , usually in court

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Jeofail — Jeof ail (j[e^]f [asl]l), n. [F. j ai failli I have failed.] (Law) An oversight in pleading, or the acknowledgment of a mistake or oversight. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jeofail — noun An oversight in pleading, or the acknowledgment of a mistake or oversight …   Wiktionary

  • jeofail — jeo·fail …   English syllables

  • jeofail — A mistake or error in a pleading …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jeofail — ˈjeˌfā(ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French jeo fail, jo faill I am at fault, I mistake archaic : a mistake or oversight in legal pleading or other proceeding or the acknowledgement of such an error …   Useful english dictionary

  • jeofail statute — A statute curing imperfections in pleading, civil or criminal. Witte Iron Works v Holmes, 62 Mo App 372 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Anthony Browne (justice) — Sir Anthony Browne QS (1509 ndash;1567) was a British justice. [A full vita is in Dictionary of National Biography ] He came from a family of lawyers; his father, Sir Wistan Browne, was a barrister of the Middle Temple, and three of his uncles… …   Wikipedia

  • jeofaile — Same as jeofail …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • yeofaile — obs. form of jeofail …   Useful english dictionary

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